Today is a Holy Day called Sukkot in Jewish tradition. During this time Ecclesiastes is read. This is a time where they celebrate their harvest. They live simply to remember when God took care of them for 40 years in the wilderness before they entered the promised land. They call this their season of joy. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this holiday follows Yom Kipper (a day of atonement). Repentance is necessary for God to shift our seasons.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)
14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
When we repent and seek God, He hears us. His forgiveness leads to healing. He has the power to heal anything that is broken in our lives. What are you suffering in your promised land? Is it relationships, health, finances, or something else from an extensive list of issues? Whatever it is, God wants to heal it. If you are human, then there is always something to repent for. Thank God that He is merciful!
God is waiting for us to enter in to a season of joy. A season where we can experience life on earth to its fullest while still giving honor to God in all things. There is a time for everything under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV)
Everything Has Its Time
3 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
Ecclesiastes 3:4 (NKJV)
4 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
Many of us have experienced a long season of weeping and mourning. That season is over. It is our appointed time to laugh and dance. He wants us to celebrate our harvest and enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Philippians 4:4 (NKJV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
Father, thank You for a season of joy. Forgive us for worrying and not enjoying the moments that you give us. Forgive us for being so focused on the future that we miss our now. Forgive us for not honoring You in everything that we do. Lord we seek you in this new season and ask You to heal our land. Heal whatever has been keeping us from enjoying our promise. We boldly enter in to a season of joy. We rejoice in You and thank You for everything that you have brought us through. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!