Today we are going to talk about how to push through when it seems like you’ve pushed and tested all your limits but are still in the same scenario that you started with. Perhaps you feel like you’re living in a fog. You wake up and do things in the same routine every single day. You say your prayers and read your Bible every night; your mind is still somehow consumed with all the worry and fear. Perhaps you are not in this position. If so, praise Yahweh. If it is, please keep reading. Picture an ocean that spreads along the earth for miles and miles. It’s a beautiful day, and the sun is glistening on the waters. It’s simply paradise. Then, as you travel further into the deep, rough, waters, a faint fog appears and it begins to storm the further you travel into it. What do you do in the midst of that storm? You are in the middle of the sea. There is no sight of land for miles. You can’t turn around because the current is too strong. So what must you do? You have three options: simply let the ocean take you where it goes, turn back against the current (nearly impossible!), or continue to go forward. I would hope you would continue to go further. Not to get so caught up in the storm that you give up and let it take you under, but because you know what comes after the storm.
I just recently attended a Messianic Youth Camp in Anadarko, Oklahoma called Camp Yeshua in the summer of 2017. I was a part of the staff, but I also got to participate in all the activities. 😉 The theme this year was “multiply”. Each day we talked about a different topic that related back to the subject, multiply. A lot stuck out to me this past week as we dug into the Scriptures and studied what it means to multiply, which can be done in so many different ways!
“Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the devil. For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.” Ephesians 6:10-12 HCSB
The title above are words that stuck out to me in a song called Heroes by Amanda Cook. I decided to look up some deeper meaning with the word dance. There are many different Hebrew words for dance. However, the most general word that means to dance or whirl, is karar (kaw-rar’). Next, we will break down the Hebrew word into it’s letters, and connect the meaning of each letter. Karar is made up of one Kaf and two letters of Resh. The gematria (numerical) value of the letter Kaf is twenty, and it’s pictograph looks like the palm of a hand. The gematria of the letter Resh is 200, and it’s pictograph looks like the head of a man.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy: You are to labor six days and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God….” (Ex. 20:8-10 HCSB). So the Bible says that we are to rest on the Lord’s Sabbath. We are not to do any work. It is the Lord’s day. We are to honor Him, and He also blessed us with the rest. When we start the week, most of us dread the work week and a lot of us work in a negative or stressful environment, and have no peace! Let me ask a question. Should we only have peace on the Sabbath? Let me ask another question. Do you only want peace just on the Sabbath? Let’s hope not! So, here’s the real question! How do we maintain that Sabbath peace throughout the week?