God’s New Year
Did you know that God has His very own calendar and there is a specific date for God’s New Year? And sorry folks, it is not January 1st. This festival celebration marks the beginning of the Hebrew Civil New Year, the 1st day of the month Tishri. Celebrating God’s New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is so fundamentally different then celebrating the typical New Year we have been used to. Even though I believe God loves to give us new beginnings and uses the Roman calendar for us as well, I have found entering into a new year created by our Creator is monumental. Aligning with His calendar is simply the best thing we can do!
Leviticus 23:23-25 ”And the Lord said to Moses, Say to the Israelites, On the first day of the seventh month [almost October], you shall observe a day of solemn [sabbatical] rest, a memorial day announced by blowing of trumpets, a holy [called] assembly. You shall do no servile work on it, but you shall present an offering made by fire to the Lord.”
There are many ways we like to celebrate God’s New Year which is indeed a very special time. We like to blow the shofar to begin this holiday. This is the Lord’s New Year, so making and sending greeting cards is a wonderful way to give blessings out to friends and family. We have fun eating apples and honey cake to remember the goodness of God.
Honey is a reminder of hope for a sweet future! This is one recipe from “My Jewish Cookbook” you can enjoy on this great first day of God’s New Year. If you want to download the entire cookbook go to http://familylifewinners.com/gods-calendar-cookbook or our Facebook page-“A Royal Invitation from God”.
2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 eggs
3/4 cup honey 1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil 1 cup hazelnut coffee (cooled)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease the pan. Cut the wax paper to fit the bottom of the pan and put it in. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon, 35-40 strokes. Set aside. Beat eggs till foamy. Add honey, sugar, coffee, and oil to the eggs while continuing to mix. Add flour mixture. Mix until smooth. Bake in 13 X 9 pan for 35 – 45 minutes, or till a toothpick comes out dry when poked into the center.
Prayer: Father, I give you the first day of Your new year and every day proceeding to do with me as You will. Help me to hear, hearken, and follow You daily. Thank you for aligning me with Your very own calendar. Alert me to any way I need to shift to truly bring You glory.
Confession: As I celebrate God’s New Year, may it be filled with the sweetness and goodness of My Lord! Psalm 17:5 “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.”