To be yoked, linked to Yeshua (Jesus) he can teach us and show us how to love. Jesus is the gentle shepherd.
Jesus said my yoke is easy. It is better, it is goodness, gracious and kind.
When we choose to stop loving it may cause many repeated life lessons. So I am determined to sort out the deeper meanings of love starting with patience. I want to learn how to love from the New Testament, from the greatest teacher ever born.
What does patience mean in Hebrew?
The Hebrew word for patience is savlanut, סַבְלָנוּת.
The Hebrew word for tolerance is, sovlanut, סוֹבְלָנוּת.
The Hebrew word for patience comes from ‘sevel’, which means to be willing to suffer, willing to go through pain and agony.
Suffering, sevel, סֵבֶל, also means to carry something very heavy, so heavy that it causes anguish.
Without patience and tolerance we may want to say “I can’t stand” him or her, which means in Hebrew …one doesn’t suffer the other, לא סובל.
Patient: Strong’s Number G3114 matches the Greek μακροθυμέω (makrothymeō)
- to be of a long spirit, not to lose heart to persevere patiently and bravely in enduring misfortunes and troubles
- to be patient in bearing the offenses and injuries of others
- to be mild and slow in avenging
- to be longsuffering, slow to anger, slow to punish
Makrothymeō is what Jesus did for us.
Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment: love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another” (John 13:34)
Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22: 37-39
A new beginning every day.
Protect your life.
Separate from the darkness and receive the light.
Receive the gift of life.
Receive truth and receive love.
Celebrate the Victory!
Let it be so.
I am learning about Messianic Jewish traditions. The Chanukah celebration and lighting the first candle was last night on Nov 28, 2021 or Kislev 24, 5782. Festival of Dedication (8 days) ends December 6th.
This year has been challenging and full of life lessons. It has been a walk of faith, a walk of truth, a walk of grace and a walk of love.
I have made my share of mistakes and know without a doubt that I am not perfect.
I am willing to learn new approaches to relationships and how to express myself authentically.
I am thankful to practice the pause when things look like crazymaking instead of a healthy, repair conversation.
I am thankful to recognize and put the brakes on my own red light emotions.
I am thankful to discover new ways to connect during conflicts instead of avoiding it, which leads to a dead end.
I am thankful for all the encouragement texts and teaching from podcasts, you tubes, zoom, IG, etc. These leaders and motivators have impacted my life in a massive way! Trent Shelton, Jayson Gaddis, Mel Robbins, Tony Robbins and Yeshua. My top five influencers.
Thank you for a new level up on self care, love, boundaries, forgiveness, grace, faith and trust.
Thank you for all the hardships and blessings.
Luke 23:34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
John 19:30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
The message Jesus left us is to love and forgive others. He never said it would be easy.
Jesus suffered on earth and this helps me to accept reality, truth and wisdom.
This life is temporary.
I do not live in Disney world or fairy land. So I am adjusting my perspective once again. Life lessons and spiritual lessons teach me that words and actions are the building blocks of a solid foundation.
I will choose loving others and start rebuilding a new life.
Thank you for choices.
Choices to move forward with awareness and grace.
Choice to review, evaluate and wrap up the year.
Choices to create connections and value relationships.
Time to choose non-worldly ways.
Choosing love, choosing light, choosing the high five, choosing self care, choosing repair, choosing gratitude and choosing truth.