I still giggle at the time I saw, what I thought was, my reflection in the windowed door by the swimming pool. I had been swimming after my workout and was going back inside when I saw the amazing results of the time I spent working out! Wow! I really looked toned! As I evaluated my shape, I realized I did not own a swimsuit like the one I was viewing. In fact, I already put my coverup on over my suit! Then it dawned on me! It was not my reflection I was seeing. I was seeing another woman behind the glass door! And she looked a lot better in comparison, which brought great disappointment in my "workout"! The reflection I was
perceiving was not true!
As we approach the completion of this civic year on God's calendar and are entering in to a new year, it is a time for preparation and reflection! The month of Tishrei speaks of "reflected light" and is likened to the moon that reflects the light of the sun. In the spiritual realm, it is a time to be sure the reflection you see is truly from the right source. It is also a time to be sure WE are reflecting the light of the Son! This comes from spending time with our Source of life and light! This week is a special time of checking our hearts. As David said in Ps 51:10, "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." This is our spiritual "workout"! Although Tishrei is the month that begins the new civil year, it is the seventh month on the Hebraic calendar. It dates back to creation and is considered the "head of the year" (Rosh Hashanah). (In Exodus 12:2, God set the month of Passover or Nissan/Aviv as the 1st month due to its importance and priority, but Tishrei is still considered the head of the year.) The Fall Feasts land in the month of Tishrei. The Fall Feasts include:
Feast of Trumpets,
Atonement or Yom Kippur and Tabernacles
. Because it is the seventh month on the Hebraic calendar, it represents "fullness and completion". It is during this time God gives fresh revelation which is to prepare us for the year ahead. No wonder there is so much excitement! In the seventh month there is, "wholeness, spiritual perfection and development; completion, consecration and rest". Oh, I like that!
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Tishrei will begin this year on September 21, 2017 (beginning sundown on September 20th). Let us especially prepare for this important year of 5778. It is a year like non-other. We need our hearts right so we can enter this new year fully ready and fully prepared! Jeremy Caris (of Caris Ministries) will join me on Tuesday, September 19th , to share some exciting insights into what we feel God wants us to experience with Him. It will be recorded and filmed for our websites (
). (We start at 3:45 pm and seats are limited! Since we are filming for
TV and Internet, please enter by the side doors, to the right of the parking lot.) Let Holy Spirit reflect on your heart, and see what in your life needs to align with God in a greater way. Spend time with Him preparing and getting in shape. We are entering exciting times and it is time to be ready!
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