Posts Tagged "blessings"

Teachable Spirit: Prayer For Our Children

»Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Teachable Spirit: Prayer For Our Children

Judaism has a fondness for blessings, liturgy, and repeated traditions that help root its faith deep in the heart, creating a teachable spirit; Messianic Judaism is no exception. At a recent meeting with members of my congregation, one attendant shared this prayer with us, which he recites over his children every Erev Shabbat (Friday evening). May it be the will of our Father in heaven, to place in your heart love and fear of Him. May you be disciples of Yeshua (Jesus) all the days of your life. May your eyes look straightforward, may your mouth speak wisdom, May your heart meditate with reverence, May your hands be engaged in Torah and mitzvot, And may your feet hasten to do the will of our Father in heaven. May you stand under the Chuppah, and may the...

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Encouraging Growth with Gratitude

»Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in encouraging growth | 0 comments

Encouraging Growth with Gratitude

What is gratitude? Why is it so important? How do you cultivate gratitude in your life? Feeling deeply thankful for the blessings in your life is the starting place for gratitude. Showing appreciation and taking every opportunity for encouraging growth through demonstrating how you feel helps sustain the emotion. Why would you want to be grateful? The importance of gratitude cannot be underestimated. I found a fascinating blog with lovely diagrams about gratitude titled The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About: How Gratitude Can Change Your Life by Amit Amin. The phenomenal benefits of having gratitude in your life, according to Amit, include, but are not limited to the following: happiness better health strengthens emotions develops our...

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