A few years ago, my family was introduced to celebrating the Biblical holidays. We enjoyed them so much that we help on to the tradition, but since we are not in a community/church that celebrates, we have not dug into them the way we did that first year. God has been putting it on my heart to start celebrating a Shabbat meal every Friday night, and leaving it open to anyone who would like to join. I've been nervous to do that, but then something happened that made me realize that I needed to be willing to step out in faith and live what I believe.
Now, let me tell you what happened. Out of the blue, my 16 year old daughter stepped into my doorway and said, "What if we celebrated the holidays this year for reals?" I had to laugh because we have started the bad habit of watching YouTube videos, discussing the holiday, then moving on with our lives declaring that we "celebrated". Even Hanukkah became a drive-by candle lighting. I knew exactly what she was saying. She was saying what I was feeling. What would happen if I began to live what I preached? What would happen if I gave in completely and allowed God to steer my life?
What if I lived holy unafraid? What would happen?
So, we decided. Starting in September, we will celebrate the Sabbath and we will celebrate the holidays. We will open our celebrations up to anyone who would like to attend. And, we will blog about it. We will each document our experiences here. We will see just how God uses us and blesses us when we open ourselves up to live completely in His will.
I'm so very excited! One more week to study and plan, but mostly, pray that we enter this time with excitement and joy. It's going to be so good!!!
In Hebrew, this means "our dance". It is through our dance that healing in found. Come before the throne and dance for your King!