My Dear Friend,
Repeat After Me:
- I am a powerful child of God.
- I am the head and not the tail.
- I was created for greatness.
- My destiny is to live in victory.
- My destiny is to have the abundant life.
- Today, I declare I am in transition from glory to glory and strength to strength. Hallelujah
Well Done! Let these words now move into truth in the spiritual realm and then be lived out in our physical life.
The entire church is in a GREAT transition. The awakening of the Body of Christ. And from what I am hearing almost all of us are transitioning from something that was a main part of our life to something new.
We are in the midst of a paradigm shift of massive consequence. Look at our political climate. A giant shift from a year ago. Our schools. Our churches. What I have come to realize is that often the people of God aren’t prepared for transition and struggle though one instead of live on top of them. And the devil is fully aware of this and uses confusion, fear and more to throw us off. Blame God, blame others and to discourage us to the point of giving up.
Am I right?
Let’s talk about Transitions in God’s timeline:
Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur.
- God moves in His timeline. NEW YEAR. Rosh Hashanah typically falls somewhere in September or early October. This Year it falls on the evening of September 21 and 10 days later Yom Kippur the most solemn religious fast of the Jewish year, the last of the ten days of penitence that begin with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) In This 10-day window I’m convinced a ton of things happen in the spiritual realm.
- God takes an account.
Historically, the ancient Rabbis base their description of Rosh Hashanah on an analogy drawn from Roman military life. Just as a Roman commander reviews the troops who pass before him, so “on Rosh Hashanah all human being pass before [God] as troops, as it is said [in Psalms 33:15], ‘He who fashions the heart of them all, who discerns all their doings'” Seeing how they conduct themselves, the commander, like God, decrees each person’s fate. This is why in the Jewish faith Rosh Hashanah is typically a somber and sobering time.
Okay, so what does it look like for God to take an account? I can only share that I have experienced this cycle over and over and finally began to recognize how the truth of changes in my life align with God’s timetable.
Every September I find that things close out. I have experienced some difficult changes in September. Relationships end. For example, in my own life, interestingly, and not planned that way, my 11-year ministry partnership ended on September 1, 2017. This was unplanned but interesting how it came to close exactly on September 1. My husband was told he was going to be laid off in 2008. (This was a major transition for us). School starts, new relationships, new teachers, closing of old friendships, old familiar territory.
Seasons of closing happen in September.
This is of course not always how all endings happen nor new beginnings, it’s just fascinating to me how MAJOR events of my life have transitions in this window, through September and October.
So, think about what has closed out in your life in years past in the month of September? You will be amazed to realize that this happens in your life and faith life.
Why do we experience a season of closing? Well we will answer that question in the next post. I feel as though God has given me insight into His timing in order that we might not be surprised but be prepared for all He is doing in our world, in our lives.
This feels like this scripture is applicable to my life in this area: It is God's privilege to conceal things and the king's privilege to discover them. —Proverbs 25:2
God hides things for those of us who are pressing in. It is His delight to reveal His Kingdom to His kids. How cool is that?
Stay tuned because this is GOOD! Hugs, Lynn