A song of Praise,
with LOVE !
The singers go before, the musicians last, between maidens beating tambourines.
"Bless God in the congregations--
ADONAI, from the fountain of Israel". Psalm 68:26~27
H A P P Y P A S S O V E R !
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free!
As the Cherry blossoms are fluttering off the trees, in a soft and flutter,
and the leaves turn to green
the season is flowing in perfect harmony into the days of Passsover
as if it was out of a movie scene.
Shabbat Shalom!! the last Shabbat before Passover! The Great Shabbat (this Shabbat is called Shabbat Gadol! the Great Shabbat)~~~!! Notice: This Post may contain photos and scriptures to follow, for now just posting a few words in the excitement of receiving the Matzah and the timbrels!! You may be able to guess the two scriptures I have in mind!! (OK, if anyone is up for the challenge, and gets them, then a tambourine is in store for you!)!! Blessings and Love, Shayndel, off to clean my cabinets!
As we prepare to clean our hearts of leaven
and our cabinets of hametz,
a delivery arrives.
Matzah! On time!
And then the doorbell rings again.
Today I am His bride.
He said the words "I forgive you."
He told me I don't have to keep apologizing over and over,
for the things of the past. He has already forgiven.
He said it's done. I'm forgiven. He has done it.
Clothed her in righteousness.
Through His once and once only sacrifice of Himself.
There is no bridegroom
like The Bridegroom, Yeshua. There is no other One.
Today, its Nisan 1.
4.This time, the guests will partake with You.
I said I will prepare the bread, beloved.
It will be the taste of
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, Who brings on evenings with His word, opens gates with wisdom, alters time periods with understanding, changes the seasons, and orders the stars in their heavenly constellations as He wills. He creates day and night, removing light before darkness and darkness before light. He causes day to pass and brings night, and separates between day and night--ADONAI Tz'vaot, is His Name. May the living and enduring God continuously reign over us, for all eternity. Blessed are You, LORD our God, who brings on evenings.
---evening prayer, Maariv, from the Art Scroll Siddur "Blessings of the Shema"
Blessed evening and morning to all, bless the LORD who brings on mornings and evenings with His word.
Yeshua answered, "Amen, amen I tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be surprised that I said to you, "You all must be born from above." John 3:5~7
This year my "spiritual" birthday came in full blossoms!!
Today is my born-again birthday!! Five years in Messiah Yeshua!!
Walking out amidst the blossoms that speak of re-birth I looked up to heaven in thanks for the re-birth in my Messiah!!
Breezing past bunches of blossoms seen from the bus, I breathed in the day.
|Thy Kingdom come, on earth as it is in Heaven!|
|The youngest student performer in the recital today was 5 years old! I think now, that is the same age as my years since being born anew!! We can be 5 again, through being born in the spirit!! We must be born again, says Yeshua!!|
" I know the plans I have for you! You're always on my mind. And all the thoughts I think towards you are lovingly designed. To bring you through and give to you a future and a hope. They're for your peace they're for your good.... the plans I have for you!" (from lyrics by Marty Goetz and Misha, based on Jeremiah 29:11 )
Its happening, we are entering the cherry blossom season!! It is like an anointing in the air. Its not even a scent , but rather an infused sense. Palpable in pink, and yet it doesn't really have a color, its just like the air is cleansed from the opening of the blossoms, and
Everything is bathed in its fragrance.
You'll want to look up towards heaven, as the blossoms open first one by one, and then all at once!!
|A smaller "half" portion of Challah this week, like the "half shekel" we are one half of a whole, made complete in God.|
|"TODAH"! The Hebrew word for Thanks|
I became excited about making it and felt His presence with me as I shaped four Hebrew letters that spell "Todah" from the three strands. Once they were shaped and arranged on the trays to bake, I held them up towards Heaven. Thank you in Hebrew is the word "Todah", spelled in four Hebrew letters from right to left--tav..vav, dalet, hay.
He is to present his offering with the sacrifice of his fellowship offerings for thanksgiving along with cakes of bread with hametz. Leviticus 7:13
The voice of the beloved speaks to each of us in a unique way as we seek Him.
I have found that one of my Love languages that the Holy Spirit engages me in is the language of "Challah"!! (perhaps you've noticed!)
This week the Challah itself took the form of a Word!! It is the word "Thank you" in Hebrew!!! Which is pronounced, "Todah". You will notice this word in many of the scriptures that speak of Thanksgiving and Praise.
You can see the word being shaped above and it is spelled out in challah on the Shabbat table here:
|"Todah" means "Thank you" and is an offering of praise in Hebrew.|
Our Challah of Thanks revealed the Beloved!! Or rather, He revealed Himself to us through the Challah of thanks!!
It was a special Shabbat!
Offer God a sacrifice of thank offerings,
and pay your vows to the Most High. Psalm 50:14