As I write this devotional it is the Hebrew month of Nissan. The Hebrew calendar is a little strange in that the first month of the calendar year is not the New Year. The New Year comes in the fall. However, it is in the spring, in the time of Passover, that the Hebrew calendar marks the first month. That month is Nissan. It is the month that is characterized by Passover, a time of repentance, redemption and miracles. The Jewish people remember that it was the blood of the Lamb that set them free.
It is the month for us to remember the blood of the Lamb of God who made a way that we may be delivered or set free from every hindrance that would be keeping us from our freedom in Christ. It is the month to seek God and to get aligned with His plan for our life.
Ecclesiastes 3 tells us there is an appointed time for everything. There is a time for every event under heaven –
“A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted”…..and so on.
It doesn’t do a farmer any good to plant seed in the winter or to try and harvest in the spring. If the farmer plants at the right time he will reap a harvest at the right time. A bar of iron is limited in power. It contains molecules that go all over the place. However, if the molecules are aligned it becomes a strong magnet.
Dear one, I am convinced that if we want to reap and stand strong in this world we need to align with God’s plan for our lives.
Joshua 1:8 gives us His plan for success: “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.” NASB
Psalm 149:6 tells us how to live – “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand.” NASB (note: the two-edged sword is the Word of God)
So let’s go, dear one…….get into alignment so we too will reap what God has prepared for us for this season and we shall stand strong and courageous!
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