Shemeni Atzeret means to hold back, tarry or linger if you will. As we again have passed through the High Holy Days an Sukkot, and our own Thanksgiving and enter Hanukkah, God would have us linger to stay with Him a little longer.
There are set times for the feast and festivals, and they are celebrated for days. Just one more, a little longer is the cry of God’s heart for His beloved, His children. I know that is so true.
Have you ever had the feeling in your prayer time that Jesus wants you to stay, like we used to say as children, just five more minutes? He loves us so much. He knows we have things to, families to take care and He understands. He will guide you and be a strong family presence.
Actually, Jesus should be the head of the house. Husbands are to follow that lead. truly, if they did, wives and families would be much happier. I know not one of us perfect all the time, but He is, and His perfection is in a plan He has for you to follow.
Can you give Him, first place, whisper a prayer in the morning? Can you listen for the still small voice that Samuel heard call his name and drown out the crowd of the the day. You may not ever if you heed the call to be on the go all the time. Running through life does not please God. He wants to be your peace. He wants your heart at peace. He wants your body to rest.
Many believers are not even familiar with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year or Yom Kippor, the Day of Atonement. While we are not required to keep the feast days now, we are to understand the things of God and one day in the future, eternity, we will celebrate with Him again.
So even if it’s over, you can take down your booth or decorations, will you stay a while longer? We all stayed to help someone at times, with the dishes, cleaning up paper plates after a party, streamers, cake crumbs. We have all put away ornaments, and picked up gift wraps
So why don’t we just stay and have a few more minutes of intimate conversation with Jesus? He is speaking to us today of Shimeni Atzeret, He wants us to draw close to Him, talk to Him, as we are on the precipice of eternity with Him. Jesus uses the word remain on many occasions, why not now? ” Stay with me? ” Rebecca Jones / Not About Me November / free stock photo
And I heard a loud voice from heaven, saying, “Look! The tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them. They shall be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.
– Revelation 21:3