Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I came up with an ever-so-clever title for this blog entry but decided "Random" fit the bill a little better. There are several things on my mind right now, one of which is this Sabbath month. I am so stirred by all that Yahweh is revealing to me. Two weeks ago he introduced me to a group of lovely ladies who are reading through the Bible in 90 days and impressed upon me to join up with them. So, I did, not knowing how in the world I was going to find an hour a day to read in light of everything else going on right now. I am so grateful that He sees a bigger picture than I do!

Last week we were reading in Genesis and Exodus, learning about being delivered out of Egypt into the promised land, the 430 years of slavery to Pharoah, etc. One thing that stirred me greatly was when Yahweh didn't take them straight through to their promised land, instead taking them around, the long way. His reasoning? If they went straight through, they would have come up against war, and they would have questioned it and retreated. HELLO? This spoke volumes to me. I've felt so much that this month, our Sabbath rest, was to be our rest before entering into our harvest, our land of promise! Yet, why the sudden struggles?

Point two for today's entry... Can someone please tell me something? How is it that many who aren't working have all the latest and greatest gadgets: iPhones, iPods, laptops, new computers, iPads, new clothes, eating out at restaurants, etc. and those of us who are working, paying our bills, etc. don't even have enough money to buy groceries sometimes? I don't get it. Where do these people get their money to buy these things? Why do my husband and I work so hard and barely scrape by? An iPod Touch? Please, I could only dream of having enough (extra) money to buy one of those. Sure, we could swing it if we did without paying our rent or electric or phone. But to have extra money to be able to spend frivolously like that?

This week we have found ourselves without grocery money. Again. Normally this would not be a big deal because we could use it as a pantry/refrigerator/freezer cleaning out week. Unfortunately, we've already done that, and we truly have next to nothing. So we took our $30 and went to the store. We got bread, beans, rice, peanut butter, jelly and milk. $30 doesn't go very far these days.

This week is our sacrifice, just like the Passover Sacrifice. It is the blood upon our doorpost. We are being obedient to His word and will reap the harvest of our obedience. This is a "sign on our hand and a symbol upon our forehead that the Lord brought us out of Egypt with His mighty hand!" I am so excited about this! We will NOT retreat. We will NOT back down. We will take the long way around, the way He leads us, and will receive our harvest!

He said in one place in my reading, "The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still." Once again, He confirmed what He's been saying to me for a couple of months: be still. Wait. Don't move unless I tell you exactly what to do. So that is what we will do. We will continue pressing in, doing what He has said. And we WILL reap the harvest of His obedience!

My last point for today. Weight Watchers works. I just have to take the tools they've given me and apply them to my life daily. I'm trying. I'm really trying. Six weeks off, and I'm finally back on. Even without having the right foods to eat, I'm doing what I can. I weigh Friday. Here's hoping for a great report!