Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Cat and a Cucumber

The two nouns of the are not in the same event, just the same blog. Last week, I posted about putting faith into action and gave a single account. This week, I've received a double portion blessing, so there are two accounts to share. First, one of my cats came home looking horrible. Country cats have a different life than city cats. Country cats prowl! They are profoundly efficient instinctive predators, but sometimes country cats get into skirmishes. Now, I feed our guys here every day, but they like to hunt. Their names are Puma and Tiger, and they are quite different in their individuality. Puma usually hunts fairly close to home, which is nice because the livestock and poultry feed attract mice. Puma has his plan all laid out. Tiger, on the other hand tends to wander a bit further. The other day, he came home looking bad. I mean really bad. I was truly afraid one of his eyes was gone . . . I laid hands on him. The next day, his eye was awesome and I could clearly see the puncture wound right outside of it. Something had really gotten ahold of him. He's doing well and staying a little closer to home. I'm very thankful that G-d truly healed him right up.
Next, of course is the account of the cucumber. I let my vines go about a month and a half ago, before the rains came, after making many, many pickles. I had just made the comment last week that I was sorry I didn't have any more cucumbers. The vines were dried up and I was craving one. Sunday morning, I was out picking peppers, again, and lo and behold at the end of a dead vine was the most beautiful perfectly green cucumber. I can't explain it, I can only report it! For life to succeed on this preservation, I simply must live walking daily with the G-d of Abraham and report HIS goodness. Soon and very soon, I'll be sharing it with my descendants.

And he believed in YHWH; and He counted it to him for righteousness. Torah of Holy Scripture

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Trusting Our Creator

I've been very aware of seeking a new level with G-d. I want more of HIS Great Spirit in my life and well, Since I pray "Thy kingdom come," I want HIS kingdom to come in my life. I also became very aware of the words in the accounts of the gospel, "He who is faithful in the little things will be given much." Since these Days of AWE have begun with Feast of Trumpets, I'm becoming much more aware of the little things and giving thanks for them, and trusting HIM in them, then giving HIM glory for what HE does. I have to share this because it was so awesomely HIM. The other morning, it was raining. Now, I have stated and stand behind that statement that I enjoy choring in the rain, but . . . it was really raining hard. As I sat here at my desk with my first cup of coffee, I asked Adonai if HE would hold back the rain for just a bit so I could open the chicken houses without getting drenched. All the four-legged critters have access to their pasture and water, as well as shelter so they are free to be where they choose, but the poultry gets closed up at night for protection and they need out for food and water, so . . . it's an every morning and evening event, rain or shine. As I sat here, the rain wasn't letting up, at all. I had felt a bit guilty, maybe even selfish, for even asking about holding back the rain, because this area had really suffered a long hot dry spell and the rain was much needed, but HE knew my heart. Then something in me just knew I needed to get up and take step. I then "heard" it confirmed in my spirit. Trust, real trust, steps out, and so I did. I kid you not, this is no exaggeration or embellishment. By the time I got to the door, and opened it, it had stopped raining. The sky was still dark and overcast, but it wasn't raining. I opened all the chicken doors, checked to make sure the little goats were dry and had some hay, made all my rounds, and stopped at the Tabernacle for the Sh'ma and to thank G-d for this miracle. I thanked HIM for holding back the heavy rain and even told HIM, that I wasn't expecting HIM to stop it, just lighten it. And with that, a gentle mist just began to fill the air. So lightly, the rain fell, it wasn't really even making drops in the puddles that were already formed. It was amazing. I thought of what really a small matter, yet great thing I had been blessed to be a part of. The Creator, maker of heaven and earth who holds the wind and rain in HIS hand had timed it all perfectly around my first step. As I returned to the house, and settled into another cup of coffee, the rain once again began to fall as it had been when I first asked. It rained the rest of the morning and into the afternoon. We've been blessed with much rain in the past few weeks and to be honest, I don't think that morning was really about the rain at all. It was about trust and stepping out and realizing HE's still in control!
YHWH shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand . . . Torah of Holy Scripture

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Moving On

I have officially unsuspended this blog. It's been awhile, but sometimes at least for me, understanding takes some time. The confusion mentioned in any earlier post, was mine. I was choosing to believe words I knew were not true, calling it hope and faith. Although I still firmly believe that I have been called to found this tribal community on a spiritual foundation, there have been some changes made. Most of those changes have been made in me. Thankfully, I've accepted them or at least am seeking to. When I first began to embrace this vision, I naturally thought of family. I have an Aunt, whose children all live around her and they have continued their vision of heritage. What I hadn't realized until now, was the investment each of those participants have made in this tribal tradition. Then I was led to factor in the spiritual truth spoken by Messiah in Matthew 12. "For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." And so, in relationship to Him, it would seem I'm going to find myself a spiritual relative, and not necessarily in this project with blood relatives. I do have the promise of G-d that this would be for my descendants, and so I cling to that promise, but realize it is also going to include new family. Those who are related by the Great Spirit of G-d.