Sunday, April 15, 2018

I'm on a Transitional Journey

Iyar, the second month of the Hebrew calendar, is a month of transition. We are transitioning from Passover to Pentecost. Each day of Iyar represents another step in this spiritual journey toward Sinai. I am keenly aware that I am in a season of transition, physically and spiritually.  

"Shortly after the Exodus, the thirsty Israelites reached a well of bitter water. Moses cast a tree into the water, and it miraculously became sweet. G‑d then promised that if Israel followed His ways, "the diseases I have placed on Egypt I will not place upon you, for I am G-d your Healer. The acronym for this last phrase spells out the name of the month of Iyar, thus indicating that Iyar is a propitious time for healing."

I wanted to give an update on my physical condition. Six months ago I was diagnosed with an inherited heart condition. The cardiologist said it could only be treated with medications. Of course, I immediately added healing prayer and within three months further testing revealed my condition had improved. I return to the cardiologist in another month for a check-up. Although my heart condition is improved I am aware that I am not fully whole. 

I purposely turned this over to the Lord on Passover/Easter. "Because He lives I shall live also." I also chose to eat a more healthy diet and to lose unhealthy weight. The cardiologist told me that losing weight would not make any difference with my particular heart condition. I am losing it anyway; because it can't hurt anything.

The word Iyar in Hebrew is an acronym for the phrase Ani Hashem Rophecha, which means, "I am God, your Healer." This is a month that is especially auspicious for all forms of healing. This month I am pressing into our healing God! I am praying and believing that God will heal my physical heart and restore my health. I am on a transitional journey.

Iyar and Light

“Iyar” is the second of the twelve months of the Jewish calendar. During this month watch for things to be revealed that have been hidden. In the Bible, the month of Iyar is called the month of “Ziv” (radiance). Iyar is also cognate to light.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Letting Go is Hard

Letting go is so hard for me. I realize that much of my life has been spent holding on to things that at the time were important but did not carry forward into the present. They are still back there and I guess I have hoped that somehow they would break forth again in my life. Holding on is harder than letting go! I admire people who live totally in the present. J.L. Vanier said, "Let go of the attachment, keep the lesson."