Thursday, October 13, 2016

This Will Be Our Year (acoustic, Kelly Willis)

Hello Grafted In Readers,

Today is Thursday, October 13, 2016 in my corner of blog land. I am going to visit with you about a few topics of recent interest.

-On Tuesday evening, I enjoyed, and dozed off some, during the post-season Major League Baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants. For eight innings, things were looking pretty bleak for the Cubs. In the final inning though, it was a come-from-behind story and they won to advance in the playoffs! Even the TV commentators implied a Cub's loss until they came back.

-I am in a Bible study with some others and we are discussing the book of Hosea in the Tanakh. It's about a nation turning its back and values on God, but eventually also come back or will come back.

-This year, the Day of Atonement was on October 12. As a Hebraic believer in Messiah Yeshua, I observe this day quietly. The following thought post Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement, is offered by Rabbi Eckstein in the devotional, Holy Land Moments.
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The message of Yom Kippur is an empowering one. It teaches us that it’s ok to fall, so long as we get back up again. We don’t need to be perfect, just perfectly dedicated to trying again.
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In the above examples, trying again, is paramount. We each have those areas of life that vex us, or as the Apostle Paul/Shaul refers to it, besetting sins. I am well aware of mine, and know when I am likely to welcome them in my life!

They come from a sense of feeling alone, unique with my misery, set apart to suffer in a great proportion.

My prayer daily is for Adonai to love me through those times when personal abilities are questioned by me. I am encouraged that though we fall, and though we repeat repenting, each occasion is marked with God making us a bit stronger to endure the test. HalleluYah!

I welcome your prayers, comments, shared encouragement, and pray with you that we will be perfectly dedicated to the King of the Universe, though imperfect subjects in His Kingdom. Sending a cyber hug!

Mellow Rock

1 comment:

JennTeacher said...

I'm a Jewish Cubs fan and I feel as if you wrote this post just for me. If anyone can understand about the Jewish idea that to sin means only to try but fail, it's the Cubbies.