What YAHUAH is Teaching Me Through Our Children

I’ve always wanted to be a mother and I am thankful that YAHUAH has given us five wonderful kids.  Before we had kids, I never thought that I could learn from them.  However, as the years continue to pass, I am finding that YAHUAH is teaching me many things through them.

Our Oldest Child (Daughter): I am learning to accept and to let go

I’ll never forget the day, our daughter said, “Why can’t you accept my hair the way it is!”  I believe her hair looks awesome pulled up in a ponytail, but she doesn’t like it like that at all.   Since that day, I accepted that she is different from me and she can like her hair.  In many ways she is different from me.  She likes to build, she plays guitar and piano, she is very independent.  I accept her the way that she is and was created and I don’t try to fit her into my box of opinions.

At one point we were struggling in homeschool.  One of our daughters was pretty sick and it affected our school day.  I didn’t want her (the sick daughter) to feel left behind, so I would wait to do our group subjects until days that she felt good enough.  Well our oldest daughter, was ready to take off.  She was absorbing everything around and she was starting to feel like she was being held back.  So instead of making her continue to wait for her sister to feel better, I began to let her work at her own pace.  In many subjects she completed her work so efficiently, that I had to create additional assignments for her!  The more I let go, the faster and easier she began to grow.  Now she is in the 9th grade (completing 10th grade work), she is composing music and prepping for college!!!!

Our Second Child (Daughter) – I am learning to see beauty is everywhere

Until our second daughter was born, I didn’t like pink, flowers were okay and I barely noticed anything pretty.  However as a baby she loved pink and pretty things.  Now as a 12 year old, she sees beauty in every sunrise and sunset.  She notices the flowers blooming, the myriad array of colors in everything and the smallest detail catches her attention.  I never noticed YAHUAH created such beauty, even, in creepy crawly things, until He blessed us with her.  She is also our resident weather lady, science and history buff.

Our Third Child (Daughter) – I am learning that I need joy

On my first ultrasound, with our third daughter, she appeared to be bouncing around waving.  She is usually smiling and bouncing around exploding with joy all day.  She is a continual reminder that “The joy of YAHUAH is my strength.”

Our Fourth Child (Son) – I have learned that nothing is beyond repair or reuse

I call him “Mr. Fix-it”, our fourth child, shows us continually that although something looks like it is broken, it is often fixable.  He is often fixing remote control cars and  creating something out of “junk or trash.”  YAHUAH is in the business of fixing us all the time.  When others see that we aren’t worth their time to help, YAHUAH sees us as a person, ripe for His re-molding.

Our Fifth Child (Son) – I am learning about Grace

One day when our first son was about 9 months old, I was swinging him, next to a lady who had two sons.  As I watched them, I saw that our son needed a brother and so in that moment, I prayed that YAHUAH would give us a son.  A few weeks later, we were pregnant again, with a son.  From his birth this son, has been very demanding.  He automatically stands up for his-self, he is very attentive but he can be a big challenge too.  As I watch him and sometimes wonder what I could do better, so that he will act better, I remember Grace.  Even when I am at my worst, YAHUAH still loves me.  He doesn’t withhold the sun shining because of my actions but in spite of me, He showed His love by sending His own Son to die for my sins;  Grace.  Even though sometimes I feel like I can’t take the challenge of our son, I realize that he needs another Measure of Grace.  Sometimes I just hug him.  Sometimes I have him help me do chores.  Sometimes I simply overlook his actions, knowing that this phase must surely pass (one day).  We know that YAHUAH has a Great Purpose for him, so we often pray for him and let him know that We Love Him No Matter What.

I believe YAHUAH is teaching us in every situation and through many people.  If we just take time, open our eyes and see His hand and His voice are with us, directing us everyday.

 

Shabbat Message: Broken For HIS Glory

Why me?

Why is this happening to me?

What did I do to deserve this?

How come I am dealing with this?

Why am I…broken?

There are times in our lives when neither our own sin or the sins of others is the reason for the situations or circumstances we are going through.  Something’s we are born with.  Something’s that happen are seasons in our lives.  Either way there is a purpose for everything. 

Brokenness often comes as a purpose for our own belief or to help others to believe.  We can be broken for hope. Often we cannot see the outcome of our brokenness while we are in it.  So we must learn to have hope while we are broken trusting that He loves us enough to show forth HIS glory through and to us.

This Sabbath Message Broken for His Glory comes to share Hope and Joy for the broken.  Whether you feel blind or lame, be it physically, spiritually or emotionally today, there is hope. Click here or on the image below to listen to this week’s Sabbath Message of Hope.

The Fallow Ground

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According to Merriam Dictionary fallow means:

Noun

  • Usually cultivated land that is allowed to lie idle during the growing season
  • Plowed land
  • the state or period of being fallow
  • the tilling of land without sowing it for a season

Verb

  • left untilled or unsown after plowing
  • dormant, inactive —used especially in the phrase to lie fallow

Transitive  verb

  • to plow, harrow or breakup without seeding to destroy weeds and conserve soil moisture

 

As I have thought about the above verse, I believe this “ground” is an area of life, an area of the heart or a season of life, that has been purposely allowed to sit dormant.  At some point it was prepared by having something(s) removed off of it, but nothing was sown on it-purposely.  Other areas of ground that we might have sown righteousness on (accepting YAHUSHA, being obedient, helping others) and received mercy (forgiveness of sin) in our past, but this section of ground did not have anything sown on it.  It has been sitting there vacant and it was set aside for YAHUAH’s purpose.

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Now it is time to break it up/prepare this ground, by getting rid of things (sin, wrong ways of thinking, wrong ways of doing things) that can take nutrients away (such as hope, peace, love, patience, self-control, gentleness, joy,  and Word of YAHUAH) or things that can take over/consume us just as weeds in our yards can.

Also by breaking up this area that can soon can be planted on, it becomes able to soak up the rain of righteousness that is coming from YAHUAH.

So, is there an area of your life that seems dormant? Do feel like you are in a dormant season?

Well, now may be the time, that YAHUAH is calling out to you to break it apart!  To tear it up!  To prepare it for this new season, this new direction, this new adventure, this new road that He is taking you on.  We must be willing to get rid of anything – fear, hatred, gossip, lust, overspending, overeating, any physical/spiritual junk that we have been accumulating, any distractions, wants, expectations, unforgiveness, hurts, anger, frustrations – so that we can be ground that is soft and thirsty for the rain that YAHUAH has appointed to pour down on us.

One morning recently I woke up with the above verse and Morgan Harper Nichols’ song Lead Me Back on my mind.  I agree – it’s time for some things to be broken down, it is time for lies to be revealed!  Each day I want to rise and seek YAHUAH’s face, waiting for His rain!

I don’t know about you, but I want YAHUAH to rain on me, in me, in my life, in our family and I don’t want to be in the way!

Shabbat Message: Come To My Rescue

Hopeless.

At the end of our rope.

Life’s storms billowing and tempestuous.

The Father YAHUAH has you right where He wants you at this point in time.  YAHUSHA Messiah had a path He had to walk and so do we.  YAHUAH is there with us and we must maintain our expectancy eagerly and with much patience despite what we see and feel.

No matter the storm, we must expect YAHUAH to Come To Our Rescue, believe His word and ask for help when we know that we are lacking.  Nothing-troubles in life, fear, crisis, trials, persecution nor tribulations-can separate us from HIS Love and HIS purpose, nor is any valley Too Low where HE Cannot See or Hear Us.

If you are in need of some encouragement, listen to this week’s Shabbat Message: Come To My Rescue