The Challenge

I realize I haven’t been exactly consistent on postings lately but I have a good excuse: life. ‘Nough said.

I have a challenge for all of us. On September 8th, Rosh Hashana begins at sundown. This is the Jewish “New Year”, literally it means “Head of the Year”. It is a time of reflection over the past year. The blessings God has poured out on us. The things we have done right and the things we have done wrong. It is a time to seek God’s face about those things that need improvement in our lives and resolve to make them better this next year.

We do similar things at out New Year. We resolve to lose weight or get up earlier or exercise. Usually within 3 days to a week, we have blown all of those. Here is my challenge: make up your mind NOW that you will take Rosh Hashana seriously this year and use it as a catalyst to really make some changes for God’s glory in your life.

We celebrate all the High Holy Days; Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and so forth. We celebrate them because we understand what they all mean in relation to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This year, on September 8th through the 17th, we will seek God’s face, we will cry out to Him and ask for His strength, wisdom, and direction. We will reflect on those things that need improvement and resolve before God to work on those things for our sakes and His glory.

I challenge you to do the same.

What does God have for you…just around the corner.


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