Posted on Sep 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Sitting in my warm living room….gazing out at the sunshine kissing some of the darkness off the turning leaves….letting random thoughts drift in and out.  Musing on the whirlwind of energy that has been spent these past few days and wondering what lies ahead for the next few days. Why you ask? Well we are in the midst of SUKKOT!

Now, I know, some of you that just read that are either smiling or shaking their head. Yes, I can see you. If you are smiling, then there is no need for further explanation. If you are shaking your head then let me explain.

About thirty years ago – well, something smacked me upside the head and said – ‘hey girl, whatcha doing here’?  And at the time, I really didn’t have a decent answer. What WAS I doing here? On planet earth. What was my purpose? Surely (as the song says) – ‘Is this all there is?’

So my quest began to find what I thought might make sense…a quest for truth. All the twists and turns, ups and downs, led me to where I’m at today – and someday I may spend a few moments sharing some of that journey – but today – let’s just say it transported me into a whole new paradigm shift! From religion … to relationship…to a whole new world.

That shift led me right into a relationship with the King Messiah Yeshua, who I had called on with the name of “Jesus,” and now I was exploring who He really was and what He really did. And it was AMAZING! What I thought I knew, I had to put on the back burner, re-evaluate my ‘concrete’ decisions about Him…and start at the beginning. Found most of my questions were answered right there – in the beginning – Genesis!

To my astonishment – I had never examined the front of the book before! Well, actually, truth be told, hadn’t actually looked at the rest of the book either. But now….with that Holy Spirit slap on the back of the head, the passion for truth was set in motion. It was exhilarating yet frustrating all at the same time. There were so many man-made doctrines that had shackled my life, my journey and finding the keys to unlock some of those shackles took some real effort and quite a bit of digging. Something that I had always left up to the ‘priests’ and the guys who were supposed to be smarter than I, and now, I was on my own – or so I thought. But there are a whole lot of other truth seekers out there that are shaking hands with others as they step out on this path as well.

Anyway, back to Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles. Here we are, celebrating this FEAST OF JOY (another name) as a memorial; not only to what it symbolically means (the marriage supper of the Lamb), but realizing that our Messiah himself celebrated this wonderful Feast Day of YHWH.  Yep, that’s what I said – the Feast Days of the LORD! They are HIS Feast Days, HIS appointed times, HIS way! Learning how He wants to be pleased, and following HIS instructions in the manual (bible) has become a way of life. Yes, it did take me out of mainstream Christianity – at least as far as the man-made doctrines and traditions or concerned, and set my feet on a direct path to learning how to live a life that is biblical…..like our Messiah did. But I wouldn’t change one single thing about setting my foot in this direction.

Guess that’s why it’s called …… ancient footsteps.

enjoy-the-journ

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