I believe it is vitally important to read the scriptures all 87 books and be completely immersed in the Word of YAHUAH. I have been writing devotions/sharing stories from the scriptures for years, but I believe that YAHUAH wants me, wants all who believe in Him and YAHUSHA to testify of what He is doing and has done in our lives today. Through telling about our lives today, we can give much needed encouragement to others. I believe this encouragement is lacking in the lives of people following YAHUAH and YAHUSHA. Many times I am having a hard time with homeschooling or dealing with allergies or other things, then in our inbox, there is an email from one or more people having similar challenges and I get encouraged! Now it is time to give out some!
So in future posts, I will be primarily writing about what YAHUAH is doing in my life. You can look forward to posts about marriage (how YAHUAH told me what I WAS DOING WRONG and how some change came), maturity at 40, living with allergies and food sensitivities, tubal reversal, living through WPW & SVT, recognizing and dealing with mold issues, parenting, homeschooling and much more.
This does not mean that I will stop writing devotions and sharing about women in the scriptures. I have to finish Toviyahu and Sarah’s story, then there is the prayer of Sarah and Sarah’s Struggles (Sarah Avraham’s wife). In a few days I will be posting a Part 1 of a devotion that goes from Creation to the Death of Avraham using the books of Yovheliym, Bereshith, Chanok, and Yashar. If you have ever read the scriptures and thought parts were missing or wondered were something spoken was quoted from, this study may help you with that. If you want to have a breath of fresh air into your studies and learn more than what you have been taught, this study is for you! If you are just beginning in your walk to know the Word of YAHUAH, this study will give you a complete picture of YAHUAH’s word. Watch for this study coming soon!
Right now, I want to share with you what YAHUAH is doing in our life through this message presented by my husband entitled This is my testimony in YAHUAH.
When I finished Meriyvah and Malchuth, I thought the next woman to be encouraged by, was a woman named Sarah…however I cannot tell her story without including the mother who wept for her son, the mother who wept with her daughter and the wisdom flowing from a grandmother.
Let me first start by introducing them separately and then we will see how their lives are woven together and what deliverance, joy, peace and restorations happen in their lives.
Their story is found in The Cepher of Toviyahu also called Tobit. This is one of the 23 books of the original scriptures before 1611 (the 23 books were purposely left out so that the scriptures would be lighter). The book can be found in the Apocrypha, in The Cepher, and online.
Deborah was the grandmother to Toviyahu also called Tobit (I will refer to him as Tobit, because a great deal of this story involves his son also named Tovyiahu) she raised Tobit and encouraged him to care for others.
Channah was a wife to Tobit and mother of one son, Toviyahu. We don’t know how old she was when they married nor her age when she gave birth to Toviyahu or what family she was from. She had some type of skill which she was able to use to help her family when her husband could not work. During this time she not only received her wages but she found favor in those she worked for. Like Rivqah her being was knit to her son and she wept for him.
Edna was wife to Re’u’el and mother of one daughter, Sarah. We don’t know how old she was when they married nor her age when she gave birth to Sarah, nor what family she was from nor whether she worked or not. She seemed like she had some type of administrative skill because she helped prepare the written covenant for Sarah’s marriages. She had a close relationship with her daughter offering encouraging words and weeping at the hope she had for her daughter.
Sarah was the only child of Re’u’el and Edna. We don’t know how old she was when she first was married, how many years there were between the marriages, nor how old she was at the time we learn about her. I am sure that she like many girls and women, desired to have a husband and family of her own, however, each time she believed and hoped that she had found one, the husband died. Not once, not twice but seven times and before the marriage bed was even shared! She must have thought something was wrong with her. To add to her frustration, her father’s maids tormented her so bad until she despaired of her life. Yet YAHUAH had a plan…He had her true husband in His plan.
Next we will see how their stories begin.