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correct me of my sin so that my walk will be pleasing to You

H  humor me that Your joy may strengthen my faith in times of trial

align my vision that I may see things through Your love

 I  inspire me with Your hope and teach me to be obedient to Your ways

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Browsing Archive: August, 2012

Judging G-d

Posted by Yona on Thursday, August 16, 2012, In : Nosh on Drash 

Along the same theme as in the previous two posts, Perception or Truth and Assumptions of Character, I want to add one more teaching to this series, Judging G-d.

We sometimes make false assumptions about people when we only know a few facts. These facts can appear to mean something, but in inquiring may not add up to the truth. We make mistakes in judgment with people quite often, but have we considered we sometimes do the same thing with G-d?

The angle that I am coming at this will mak...

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Assumptions of Character

Posted by Yona on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, In : Nosh on Drash 

In a previous post titled Perception or Truth, we looked at how we can observe behaviors of people and jump to incorrect conclusions about their actions. We also saw the danger of allowing the enemy to use our assumptions to bring us to sin through slander – and even worse ignoring the truth once it is heard.

Let’s look at the concept of assumption from a slightly different angle, in such a way that it leads to an unfair judgment of character. For these examples, let’s bring it clos...

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Perception or Truth?

Posted by Yona on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : Nosh on Drash 

What is your perspective? Is it based on assumption or truth? Can you judge a situation based on a few facts? Let’s see.                 

In scenario one, there is a fellow. His name is Jack. He is fairly new in a congregation and attends faithfully. After a few months he gives his testimony of overcoming abuse of alcohol and shares that he is recently divorced.

Two weeks later, a member of the congregation, Jim, who is a friend of Jack, is driving through town; and he sees Jack comin...

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A Call to Come Back Home

Posted by Yona on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, In : Preach it: Teach it 

We all experience difficult seasons in our lives. We wrestle with bumps in the road and we usually bounce back in our spiritual walk. There are, however, those exceptional earth-shattering moments that bring us down to the lowest point we have ever been in our spiritual journey. In such a season, the hurt is so intense that we may not even recognize ourselves in G-d’s plan.  The feeling of disappointment or abandonment can cut so deep, it can actually have the effect of amputating our conne...

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Rebbetzin Yona

If I boast about anything, it will be about my Abba, the Creator of the Universe, the Creator of me, the One and Only true G-d.

The L-rd drew me unto Himself as a young girl. My introduction to the L-rd, prayer, and His Scriptures was through the women in my family.

He filled me with His Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) at the age of fifteen and has walked with me, teaching me ever since.

His ministry in me has been to use the many gifts He has freely given in order to testify of Him.

His gifts have been plenty, from equipment to do the task at hand to experiences of trials and joys. All that He gives is a gift, treasures of learning, growing, and drawing close to Him.

For me, the greatest of these gifts is to know Him intimately. Without Him, I am powerless against my enemies and fruitless for His kingdom. I am nothing apart from Him.

Through my acceptance of Messiah Yeshua's atonement, I received cleansing of my sins and a place in His Kingdom.

It is because of the Almighty's Chesed, mercy and loving kindness, to me that I am able to testify of Him, share the good news, and pour out His Chesed into my neighbor.

And so I boast about Him, because it IS all about my Abba and the salvation given through His Son.