Purim: A Day Of Turnaround

There is great significance in specific biblical dates and times, months and years, seasons and appointed times. Understanding the larger timescale, (or rhythm, actually) that we’re a part of can give us wisdom in how to move forward. It can also help shed light on something that may be going on bigger picture. 1 Chronicles 12:32 says of the sons of Issachar that they were  “men who understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take.” The sons of Issachar were not just skilled in the signs of the times, they also knew the law. Today, this level of understanding – paying attention to the times and knowing God’s ways, really does give us special insight in knowing what course of action to take. Continue reading

Acts of Remembrance, pt 2

“And when He has given thanks, He broke [it] and said, ‘Take, eat. This is My body, which is broken for you. Do this to call Me [affectionately] to remembrance.’
1 Corinthians 11:24 AMP

This year, in addition to the practice of anointing with oil, (I wrote about this in a previous post) I’ve also been led to engage in the meal of remembrance on a more frequent basis. This meal, also known as communion, is one of the most powerful gifts we’ve been given. More than just a piece of bread and wine (or juice), this meal serves like a source of spiritual nourishment to our bodies and to our soulsContinue reading

2018: Your Feet Will Drip

“You crown the earth with its yearly harvest, the fruits of your goodness. Wherever You go the tracks of your chariot wheels drip with oil.” Psalm 65:11 TPT

Soon, I will be posting some of what I sense for the year 2018. However, today I felt led to share this word, which almost has the feeling of an introduction to what I will share later. I hope this blesses you, and as always, thank you for reading. Continue reading

Acts of Remembrance, Pt 1

I love January. The start of a fresh new year. Cracking open a brand new calendar, penciling in all the significant dates and dreaming ahead of what exciting new things I’d like to see take place. Where do I want to go? Where do I want to intentionally position myself? What do I want to see? What would I like to accomplish? This year holds so much promise!

Though my plans for each New Year actually start the September prior, (around the time of Rosh Hashanah), I do enjoy setting aside some time each January for dedicated focus – both spiritually and practically. This year, I started out a little different. I always try and make sure I don’t do things just to do them or just because I’ve always done them. And while there have been some familiar practices I’ve kept to this January, I felt led to add two additional ones that have really amplified my focus and my time with God. Maybe you’d like to give these a try too? Today, I’ll share around the first one: the practice of anointing with oilContinue reading