Wow, I look at my page and realize that I have been meaning to write SO many things, to share so many experiences since becoming a wife and than a mother, and yet, not a peep, since the last post I made my last day of single life, just under 14 months ago.
I think maybe G-d has been trying to teach me about “storing these things in her heart.” When it’s appropriate to let G-d enlighten me and bless me, and ONLY me. Not in the sense that I hoard what he gives me, exactly, but that I simply need to apply it to my life and allow it to produce fruit in my life, which should mean I am a blessing to others around me. BEING a light, NOT TALKING about being a light. And maybe, as I learn to live speaking less and shining more, I will eventually be able to put into words the meaning, the wisdom, behind all the moments, all the battles, all the lessons that were at times hard and dark, at other times simple, like duh! But, I’ve found that in talking about the trial, I often cause others to stumble.
You see, we all are supposed to “work out our salvation with fear and trembling” and where I may be in my walk produces a fearing and trembling before Him at a different level than anyone else around me. I cannot go around forcing others to see what I see, to understand what I understand, to have experienced G-d the way I have. I have to just LIVE it, and hopefully I will produce fruit an light (YESHUA) that causes people to be drawn to me (HIM). When questions are raised, I should answer in humility, full of HIS spirit, regardless of the spirit driving the questions, and trust that G-d use my mouth to impart wisdom and understanding according to the hearts, ears and eyes present. We cannot go around ripping veils off people’s eyes, forcing people to see things our way by throwing all we know at blind, deaf or hard hearts, often getting angry, prideful, offended or rude, ourselves.
It’s what the oil is, especially in these increasingly dark days. Remember the parable of the 10 virgins, ALL ten are virgins waiting for the groom. They all believe in Him, they all are waiting for Him to return, but half fall asleep and run out of oil and as much as they try to get by on light of the other half, it’s impossible, for you MUST have your own oil, your own light, your own fruit, which ARE A RESULT of GOOD DEEDS, HOW you WALKED. It’s not enough to KNOW, for wisdom is the action produced by knowledge.
It is not enough for me to share what I know here, to is whoever reading (to the point where the list of “categories” is excessive and it’s a chore just to decide where my post fits). It’s better to share the recognizable fruit of G-d in my life personally. Because I feel G-d gave me the gift of writing to USE for Him. When it becomes about me, it doesn’t work. And that’s just the simple, simple of it- get back to the basics of finding Yah in everything- and celebrate life and joy, while recognizing the times we live in and walking accordingly.
Because as the greatest blessing of my life, ALITZA BRIEL means, “the Joy of YHWH is my strength!”
Today’s Proverb  was mind blowing on this topic..take the time to really read through it..
“Wisdom is calling!
Understanding is raising her voice!
2 On the heights along the road,
where the paths meet, she is standing;
3 by the gates leading into the city,
at the entrances, she cries aloud:
4 “People, I am calling you,
raising my voice to all mankind.
5 You who don’t direct your lives,
as for you, you fools,
get some common sense!
6 “Listen! I will say worthwhile things;
when I speak, my words are right.
7 My mouth says what is true,
because my lips detest evil.
8 All the words from my mouth are righteous;
nothing false or crooked is in them.
9 They are all clear to those who understand
and straightforward to those who gain knowledge.
10 Receive my instruction, rather than silver;
knowledge, rather than the finest gold.
11 For wisdom is better than pearls;
nothing you want can compare with her.
12 “I, wisdom, live together with caution;
I attain knowledge and discretion.
13 The fear of Adonai is hatred of evil.
I hate pride and arrogance,
evil ways and duplicitous speech.
14 Good advice is mine, and common sense;
I am insight, power is mine.
15 By me kings reign,
and princes make just laws.
16 By me princes govern,
nobles too, and all the earth’s rulers.
17 I love those who love me;
and those who seek me will find me.
18 Riches and honor are with me,
lasting wealth and righteousness.
19 My fruit is better than gold, fine gold,
my produce better than the finest silver.
20 I follow the course of righteousness
along the paths of justice,
21 to endow with wealth those who love me
and fill their treasuries.
22 “Adonai made me as the beginning of his way,
the first of his ancient works.
23 I was appointed before the world,
before the start, before the earth’s beginnings.
24 When I was brought forth, there were no ocean depths,
no springs brimming with water.
25 I was brought forth before the hills,
before the mountains had settled in place;
26 he had not yet made the earth, the fields,
or even the earth’s first grains of dust.
27 When he established the heavens, I was there.
When he drew the horizon’s circle on the deep,
28 when he set the skies above in place,
when the fountains of the deep poured forth,
29 when he prescribed boundaries for the sea,
so that its water would not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
30 I was with him as someone he could trust.
For me, every day was pure delight,
as I played in his presence all the time,.
31 playing everywhere on his earth,
and delighting to be with humankind.
32 “Therefore, children, listen to me:
happy are those who keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction, and grow wise;
do not refuse it.
34 How happy the person who listens to me,
who watches daily at my gates
and waits outside my doors.
35 For he who finds me finds life
and obtains the favor of Adonai.
36 But he who misses me harms himself;
all who hate me love death.”
Wow..how’s that this election day! And, I mean sheesh..talking to myself.. ” have you thought of G-d’s vast omnipotence! You don’t have a clue about how anything works, so stop talking, sit down, and turn your ears up!”
And now to the confession of this disenfranchised poli-sci nerd, which ties into the above, “how ironic” 😉
I began walking in a new found conviction of mine, to not vote because of the deep rooted corruption, rigged (Hillary is set to win), two-party deception, after giving years of my life and efforts to the conservative platform, firmly believing both parties are just two heads on the same beast, one less evil than the other, but both driving the end of the world through oppression, deception and money.
All true, right?
But, I began feeling convicted slightly, by the Israeli people reminding us that if Killary gets elected it means the end of Israel.
And then I began to think about it..
The fact is that the UN has voted, backed by plenty of Christian denominations, to remove Jerusalem from her rightful place, as the capital of the Jewish State. Such a move is historically and Biblically wrong and not factual, and yet it stands, and Hillary R. Clinton will push it through.
The fact is she is for mandatory vaccinations for everyone.
And abortion until seconds before a child is born.
She murders and steals and kills.
She has had a huge hand in all the wickedness seen on a GLOBAL scale and it will continue ahead full throttle if she is elected.
The fact is there has been a push by anti G-d forces, in the world and even in the church, to remove the importance of circumcision, the truth about it, that it IS THE COVENANT sign that you are HIS child. ALL over the world there is a push to demean it, equate it to “cosmetic torture” and even criminalize it.
Just like usual, it will be illegal to keep more and more of G-d’s commandments.
And if Killary gets elected that’s much closer..
G-d hit me in the midst of my now struggle not to vote, and showed me, I believe, through various moments and conversations what certain answered prayer might entail, if it’s about me.
If I just accept the fate of Killary, I accept the judgment she brings upon my friends, my family, my neighbors, the Israelis, the Syrian Christians, the world; and probably even myself. How dare I think I am ready for this, in my own strength.
And for that alone, I vote for Trump. Give us a little more time. Hear the cries of your repentant people in this land, Aba, please!
I have not prayed enough, I have not shared enough, I can’t remember scripture (to last if Bibles are taken), I haven’t produced enough fruit and I am not ready!
And the fact is, despite all that they control, HE is still in control!
So Aba, please take the votes and raise up who you would deem. Yes, we deserve Killary. In depravity we live, just like the Germans of Hitler’s day, turning a blind eye to genocide and slavery, consuming the products produced on the lives of others, but we beg you to give us a little more time, so that a few more might me spared.
Raise up a Cyress, a man of the system Daniel found himself, but who sent Ezra and Nehemiah back to Jerusalem with G-d’s Holy things, defiled by Nebuchadnezzer, to be rededicated in the 2nd Temple.
Use Trump in such a way as he’s pledged to stand with Israel!
If you haven’t voted, please just go-turn your ballot into an active weapon with which HaShem can use and move in our midst!