Last night we had our first Shabbat dinner and I have to say, "It was beautiful!" Everything we did, all pointed to Yeshua.
I learned a lot last night and now I see why so many Jews are blessed. All the blessings spoken over each other, each Sabbath, week after week, month after month, year after year, trickle down generation after generation.
"Husbands were blessing their wives. Wives were blessing their husbands. Mothers were blessing their daughters. Daughters blessing their mothers. Fathers blessing their sons. Sons blessing their fathers and the final Aaronic blessing was spoken over everyone.
Everything got blessed, even the wine and bread. It was all symbolic and once again, pointed to Yeshua. The wine is a symbol of joy and the bread is a symbol of provision. With the blessing of each item, we had to reflect on something that brought us joy and something that God provided the past week.
It made me reflect on my heart and intentions leading up to Shabbat. Was having the Sabbat dinner a sincere meal or was it about me? Was it about having the perfect meal or glorifying Yeshua? I had everything prepared the day before and on the day of, my food didn't turn out how I had planned. We had to make an alternative choice, got delayed with the food and traffic, and arrived late to my dinner. What if I would of let the mishaps still my joy? Then I would have never experienced the sincere act of gratitude towards Yeshua.
Shabbat isn't about the perfect meal or everything being perfect. It is about reflecting on Yeshua and being thankful and grateful for all He does. It is putting Him first and enjoying family and friends. Shabbat is a delight, not a burden. Shalom......JustFood4Thought
Proverbs 18:21 "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." was being carried out.