Wow! This is the first day in months I actually have a day to myself at home! John and son Chris are out hunting deer and I’m just working to accomplish some taskers and listen to YouTube, which I haven’t done for almost a week. Oh, my book, Musings Along Life’s Journey, is still on track to publish mid-December, so here I share my Introduction as a teaser.
When I was born, fourth child and second daughter to my parents Harry & Ellen Stahl, the nurse said, “That’s such a beautiful baby, she needs a name,” a couple days after my birth. Thus, my given name, Heidi Ellen Stahl, came to be. Two meanings of Heidi are: battle maiden and princess. Ellen, which means shining light, was my mother’s name, and Stahl in German means steel. When I was eighteen, my husband John added Honey to my name. I don’t think my parents realized the portent in the names I received, but I love to find name meanings. So here goes: I am a battle maiden princess, shining light, hard as steel and sweet as honey.
As of this printing, I have been married to John for forty-one years, blessed with four children and their spouses, and nine grandchildren. John and I have “retired” to Henderson, New York. I put retired in quotes because I have never stopped working odd jobs and my husband always has a project -or six- in the works. I am an editor, blogger, caregiver, an ordinary woman made extraordinary by the power that resides within me since I accepted Jesus as my savior and became a Christian.
This is my first book, based on my blog that can be found at: www.musingsalonglifesjourney.blog Join me as I share my musings and adventures, vignettes of my journey over nearly six decades of life on this earth. I pray that my testimonies encourage you and stimulate your desire to taste and see that the Lord is good, giving thanks to the Father and glory to the Son.
Our Pastor had to fill in on short notice for this weekend’s services. He said he has a three-part message ready to go on short notice but asked the Lord what He had for the church. The upshot: Holy Spirit connected that today is the 8th day of Tishri. Also, that it was the 8th day of Tishri, the feast of Booths, which was re-instituted by Nehimiah as the Israelites returned from captivity in Babylon:
Nehimiah 8:17 So the whole assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and sat under the booths; for since the days of Joshua the son of Nun until that day the children of Israel had not done so. And there was very great gladness. 18 Also day by day, from the first day until the last day, he read from the Book of the Law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day there was a sacred assembly, according to the prescribed manner.
The Holy Spirit connected this Scripture in John was also the 8th day of the Feast of Booths:
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
John 7:37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
We are entering into the new era the Prophets have been talking about. Pastor asked if we have living water pouring out, or deathly water. What is coming out of us? The Spirit of God, or fleshly works, words, actions/reactions? Our church is being led to repent of the former things and renewing and refreshing for what is upon us.
God is on the move, waking up the sleeping church. Tim Sheets is seeing the Church stepping up into what God has for us, coming together, building on all the great revivals before us. God has not stopped/cut off the things He did in previous generations, but is building on the previous revelations and urging us forward. Are you joining the movement of Heaven merging with earth and stepping out as manifest children of God for this kingdom age? It’s time we had a new dousing in Living Water of the Spirit and rising up in the power and authority we have in Jesus Christ! Join me as I step out in faith, trusting that all the promises in the Bible are true and active. May you experience true Shalom in the days to come and become the “Shining Ones” as Moses was!
Here’s a Gray Jay my husband found in Saskatchewan, Canada