Teshuvah Day 8 (8/29/17)

Posted: August 29, 2017 in Teshuvah 40 Day Devotional

HURRICANE HARVEY UPDATE: I have not been writing the blog for the past 2 days because we had water come in our home, what a mess. But we are fine, safe. Five miles from us an entire city was under mandatory evacuations, but we are still in our home. We are taking our authority and allowing no fear. During the 40 days of Teshuvah, Psalm 27 is read aloud every day. It has been a big help every day to refuse to fear, that is one thing we cannot afford. We have been spending our day trying to reorder our home and rip out carpets and we cannot afford to listen to the weather forecasters and 24 hours of watching the horror of people on their roofs. That may sound cold, but we have to keep our hearts in faith and refuse to fear. We are standing in faith for our neighbors and friends, praying with authority and no fear. Blessings to you all and thank you for standing with us in the greater Houston area.


The textbook case for spiritual procrastination would be Pharoah when he told Moses he wanted the frogs to be gone ‘tomorrow‘.  (Exodus 8:9-10) Who or what was he afraid of? If I was Pharoah I would want the frogs out of my bed & soup NOW! Was he afraid of his reputation, that he could not handle a little thing like frogs?

Amplified Bible, Psalm 27:1, “The LORD is my Light and my Salvation – whom shall I fear or dread? The LORD is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life – of whom shall be afraid?”

I want to focus on DREAD today. Now is the time during Teshuvah for Fall Housecleaning- both in the natural and spiritual. If your closets and drawers are like some of mine, it is overwhelming and easier to tackle ‘tomorrow‘.

God has been teaching me to ‘order my day’ and to  ‘value my time’. One day in a past Teshuvah season I was so tired, but asked Him quietly what He wanted me to do that day regarding the fall housecleaning. Two the things he told me to do were to clean out the refrigerator and pantry. I felt so good when that was done, plus, I did not get hard on myself for just getting those 2 things accomplished that day because I knew it was God’s will.

Whatever it is we need to do today we need to do today. Procrastination surely is the thief of time. There are many reasons why we put things off—apathy, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, habit, indifference, passive resistance, and/or just plain not-getting-around-to-doing-it. Whatever the reason, there are some things that are far too critical to put off until a more convenient time—especially putting our life right with God. Today is the only day we ever have. Yesterday is gone forever. Tomorrow never comes.


  1. Nola Miller Lavergne says:

    The Lord told me years ago. When He blessed me as a home owner, that in order to maintain the home He gave me, it would require me to repair, replace, or clean something everyday.
    And for the most I have lived up to that and have been blessed greatly for it! Beautiful home, debt free!

  2. Judy D says:

    Good word Mary!

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