Category Archives: People of Israel

Never Forget

I am joining with katemotaung.com for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

The prompt is:

Forget

Former Dachau Concentration Camp

Former Dachau Concentration Camp

G-d commands us to remember, to remember His goodness and what He has done for us. He asks us to remember. We must remember His faithfulness and lovingkindness in the difficulty and in the storms, in the trials and in the testings. We cannot forget that He is G-d and He is good.

Yesterday I visited former Dachau concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. Never Forget and Never Again are two of the most spoken exhortations related to the Holocaust. Humanity cannot forget what happened. Israel must not forget that G-d has not forgotten Israel. The G-d of Israel is still alive and His kindness is still towards His people, the people He called after Himself.

Never forget – we must never forget the atrocities that happened that we would never stand by silently. We must never stand in silence in the face of anti-Semitism and injustice. We must never forget G-d’s kindness towards us in drawing us near to Himself. We must remember He is the G-d of Israel and there is no other.

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the living hope of the living G-d

I am joining with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

Today’s prompt is:
Hope

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the living hope of the living G-d

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Sometimes we think G-d is not like us. We think He is unfeeling and uncaring and far away from our anguish, far away from comprehending our deepest joys. Yet this is not true. This is not who He is. He is filled with affection and emotion. He created us in His image to feel and live fully and love deeply. He is not aloof and arrogant. He is not expectantly waiting for us to fail so that He can show us how pathetic we are. This is not G-d. He doesn’t look upon the suffering of His people and turn His love away. He isn’t mean like man. He doesn’t lie nor change who He is. His words stand and His decrees are written in eternity.

There is living hope deep within the heart of G-d for a people He created for Himself, a people He called His firstborn Son, a people He put His name upon forever, His people Israel. The Holy One of Israel aches for His people. He knows their history. He remembers their days of rejoicing. He holds in His heart their days of suffering. He has not forgotten. He continually remembers the plight and experience of His people. He suffered with them. In the fullness of time, they will comprehend that He was with them.

It beseeches all who live for and believe in the one G-d to lay hold of the heart of G-d for His people Israel. As the nations rage against the people of Israel once again, lay hold of His heart. Take courage and learn to stand with Him. Lay hold of His heart and love whom He loves. To the Jew first, then to the Gentile.

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He doesn’t leave – day 31

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s Prompt: Leave

He doesn’t leave

The G-d of Israel
The Holy One, the Maker of Heaven and Earth
Said He would never leave nor forsake His people

He said
Your walls are continually before Him,
O Jerusalem

The Maker of the whole earth
Chose a people and He will not leave them

The G-d of Genesis,
The G-d of Covenant
will not forsake His beloved people

Abba, show us Your lovingkindness, Your great mercy
for Your people Israel
Abba, awaken our hearts to pray with You,
to love with You,
to bear Your burdens
and to carry Your heart

May all who love You
love those whom You love
May all who follow You
cry out for mercy for Your son Israel
Your mercy is great and powerful
and Your love beyond description

Abba, You are good to Your people
You are good to Israel
You do not forget Your Word, nor Your covenants,
nor Your promises

This is the best news in the world!
The one and only G-d never forgets His kindness
towards those He loves
and He constantly remembers mercy

Thank You Abba

For Day 26 as their hearts turn towards You http://wp.me/p3vZRl-88
For Day 27 hearts in communion http://wp.me/p3vZRl-89
For Day 28 awaken my heart, awaken Israel http://wp.me/p3vZRl-8b
For Day 29 unite our hearts to Yours http://wp.me/p3vZRl-8d
For Day 30 firstborn son http://wp.me/p3vZRl-8f

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unite our hearts to Yours – day 29

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s Prompt: Unite

unite our hearts to Yours

Abba, unite our hearts to fear Your name
May You help those who love You
to love what You love
Would You give us Your heart to follow You wholeheartedly
You are a good Abba
You are a wonderful Father

Would You unite our hearts to love those whom You love
Would You awaken us to fully enter in to
Your great desire, Your great longing
Your heart’s desire, the desire of the prophets of old
for Your people Israel

Abba, You are good
You are kind
You are for me, You are for Your firstborn people
Israel
You are for all who love You
You long for all to come to You

You will unite our hearts to fear Your name,
to love Your ways,
to love that which You care for

Abba, may Your burning desire for Israel
Compel our hearts in love
May Your deep affections
Move us into Your fiery desire
May we walk in love and share in Your heart
Thank you Abba

For Day 25 a prayer to the G-d who is able http://wp.me/p3vZRl-80
For Day 26 as their hearts turn towards You http://wp.me/p3vZRl-88
For Day 27 hearts in communion http://wp.me/p3vZRl-89
For Day 28 awaken my heart, awaken Israel http://wp.me/p3vZRl-8b

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awaken my heart, awaken Israel – day 28

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s Prompt: Wake

awaken my heart, awaken Israel

Abba, awaken my heart to burn with that which Your heart burns for
Abba, awaken love deep within
Abba, share Your longings and Your desires,
for this is who You are in Your great goodness towards Israel,
and Your great goodness towards me

You bring life to the dead
You heal the broken
You set at liberty those held captive
You are the One I need
You are the One I want
You are the One Israel needs
You are the One Israel longs for

Abba, please awaken Israel’s heart
the way You’ve awakened my heart
Abba, awaken love once again
May we walk with You, hope with You,
dream with You, believe with You
Day by day by day
Unto the fullness that is in Your heart,
in Your desires,
in Your plan,
in Your purpose
for Your people Israel,
the nation of Israel
and Your beloved city Jerusalem

Awaken us to love, pray, hope, believe with You
Thank You Abba

For Day 24 faithful G-d http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7U
For Day 25 a prayer to the G-d who is able http://wp.me/p3vZRl-80
For Day 26 as their hearts turn towards You http://wp.me/p3vZRl-88
For Day 27 hearts in communion http://wp.me/p3vZRl-89

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hearts in communion – day 27

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s Prompt: Free

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Abba, set our hearts free to walk with You,
to love You,
to carry Your burden,
to agree with Your heart

Your people Israel are so close to Your heart
and Your desire is towards them and for them
Give us hearts like Yours, longing for Your people
to be close to You,
Loving until it hurts,
Partnering with You for the fullness, the freedom
of Your people Israel forever

You are good to Your people Israel
You are setting Your people free
and You will help them to love You
Undeniably, unconditionally, eternally,
You will have a people free to love You
Free to carry Your heart
Free to serve You wholeheartedly,
in total abandonment

You are good and Your mercy endures forever
Thank You for loving this people
and paying the price
that they would be free

Thank You for giving hearts of flesh for hearts of stone
to love You wholeheartedly, to serve You with hearts free

For Day 23 Will you watch for an hour? http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7P
For Day 24 faithful G-d http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7U
For Day 25 a prayer to the G-d who is able http://wp.me/p3vZRl-80
For Day 26 as their hearts turn towards You http://wp.me/p3vZRl-88

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faithful G-d – day 24

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s Prompt: Dare

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I dare you to ask Abba for His heart for Israel
I dare me to live in abandoned faith and obedience in this journey daily
This journey into the deep caverns of Abba’s heart,
the deep longings of the heart of my Beloved G-d
for His people Israel is so much better than
Yet so few come, so few say, “Yes”
to this journey of desire,
to entering into His heart which is filled with holy fire

Abba, come, make Your heart known to me even more
Take me into the places You love to share with Your friends
Abba, You are a good Father, I love You and want as much as I can have in You

There is not another, not one like You
You are a faithful Father to Israel
You are a faithful Father to me

Abba, draw many into this journey of love
This journey of partnership and fellowship with Your heart
Draw many near to You, to Your heart of longing for Jerusalem
To Your heart of love for Your people Israel

Abba, awaken hearts to the full counsel of Your Word
And breathe life on hardened hearts today

May You breathe Your breath of life upon our hearts
that we would long for the full redemption, salvation
and restoration of Israel like You always have longed for
Thank You Abba for Your faithful love to Your firstborn Israel

For Day 20 Bring Your People Home http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7u
For Day 21 You do not forget Israel http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7A
For Day 22 Expectation Kadosh (Holy) http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7H
For Day 23 Will you watch for an hour? http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7P

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