January 5th, 2023
To question what it is that He, my Elohim, is bringing to teach me something, or to practice out what is good and pleasing to Him, by my reaction/behavior when situations arise.
Situations that might seem stressful, or uncomfortable. How will I respond?
Maybe these things are also to display Messiah in me for others to witness.
I totally believe my Father is so multi-faceted and does not work in singularities.
Scripture is a constant reminder to walk in His ways, to imitate Elohim, to follow (imitate) our Messiah and how He walked out all things.
The Torah is our instructions and commands on how He is telling us to walk and learn His righteous and perfect way.
We were made in Their image and likeness, so therefore I believe that entails us becoming like Him. That we may be as One in Him, as our Messiah states that He and the Father are One, and He continues in that prayer that we become one with Him and the Father.
My behavior should reflect His behavior. What is His behavior, His characteristics?
People should see that in me by the way I live, react, treat others, all people not just those that I think deserve kindness, because all mankind was created in His image and likeness, and He desires that ALL would be saved.
In order for me to learn this, I must pay heed to Who He is and how He loves me, all His creation.
I have a LONG way to go, and these scriptures continue to cry out to me.
To look at myself, praying and pleading for His wisdom, and His strength to be found in me. Always asking, “Father, what are you trying to show me?” when life becomes difficult, or maybe it is because I am in the way, not getting my expectations met.
Why aren’t they being met?
Maybe my expectations are wrong, or self-centered.
I do not always know the answers, just tons of questions at myself.
Not being preoccupied with others and what they do or do not do.
Not saying I have completely escaped that place in life, but I desire to.
Maybe even, my expectations are right/good but the response I get from someone is not good.
Again, I have His word as a reminder that I am to behave righteously no matter what comes my way.
My behavior therefore should be a mirror of Him.
I am not to change my behavior depending on my ‘audience,’ i.e., if they are kind, I am kind, if they are unkind, then I am unkind.
I am to behave in such a way that is pleasing to Elohim in ALL circumstances.
Otherwise, I behave as the world and am making Him a liar.
I am casting judgment on people as to how I see them.
I, for one, cannot say I have committed no sin!
And yet, my Messiah who committed NO sin took quite the verbal and physical beating during His walk in the flesh with us.
He committed Himself to Him, (His Father) to judge righteously, and yet He our Messiah took on our sins and died for us, so that we could have the ability to again return to our Elohim’s ways.
Wow, just wow!!
I am to love my neighbor, like He loves us. Tall order that goes against my flesh, my ego, my throne. Whatever word fits in there. And yet I say I love Elohim whom I have not seen.
And again, scripture brings me to my knees and makes me question, “Do I really love you, Father?”
I pray to You, Father in all sincerity, that You will help me to overcome.
That through the Word You have given me, Your truth and through Your Ruach, and with any vessel You have chosen, that I will listen intently.
That only through the understanding of Your truth, I will become a good and faithful servant of Messiah Yeshua.
I thank You for those You have placed in my life, to grow me and to show me Who You are and how I am to become.
I know that I cannot do this without You.
Help me to be thankful, truly thankful, and not a complainer of everything You have given.
I never want to displease You, yet… I do daily.
I ask You for forgiveness, and that nudge always to remind me to see the times that I fail.
To repent and come back to Your desire. Amein