This week’s challenge comes from our dear friend Laurie L. Thank you, Laurie for a wonderful challenge!
There are lots of heavy & burdensome things happening in the world every day…there are people in my life who are going through agonizing physical pain, there are people in my life who are going through painful circumstances be it job loss, divorce, miscarriages, death of loved ones because of sickness or just old age… there are new changes coming up in my own life that I am hesitant about facing and they are not bad…just new and I’m not sure what this “new” will look like, I’m excited but unsure, uneasy, and gripping onto my normal for as long as I can.
All this stuff in and around my life can really make me lose focus. So as I get ready to enter this busy time, new schedule, and whatever else is coming my way in the future–I want to do it well with the right focus and the right frame of mind.
I want to meditate on TRUTH, EMUNAH (faith), & JOY for this entire journey. To focus on Avinu (our Father), love for Him and others. I desire to learn and dwell in unity with my brothers and sisters (Psalm 133).
Right now and all around there is unrest, war and rumors of wars, devastation, baseless hatred, and huge egos running rampant–but what if…
…what if I could start with a deep breath and a thought of truth, emunah, & joy and smile at what is to come in the future? (Proverbs 31:25)
This week I want to feel things fully with intention of living like I’ve been learning how to live out Torah–like my master Yeshua–with LOVE and INTENTION no matter what comes my way. To hold true to the truth and promises. Lately, I’ve been reading up on “His wings” and am seeing through Psalms and Scripture that when things get “crazy”, when there is just too much going on, when life is burdensome…cry out for Him. He will hide you in the shadow of His wings, in His wings you’ll find shelter, refuge, and joy.
Look up….lift your eyes, lift your eyes. Don’t look down and ignore the sound from all around.
Psalm 36:5-12 (*7), Psalm 57:1-3 (*1), Psalm 61 (*4), Psalm 63:1-8 (*7), Psalm 91 (*4)
Shalom and blessings for a good week,
Laurie L. and Sarah