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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The King Is In the Field!

The King Is In the Field!

Sorry, I didn't get this posted last night.

The Month Of Elul, Day 2

Most of the year, for the Jews, the days of the year are divided into two categories, the Mundane ~ those days in which we work and the Holy ~ the days when there is no work and time is dedicated to learning about and worshiping God. 
The Holy Days include the Sabbath and the Feast Days.

For centuries, the majority of the people worked in the fields, today many of our work “fields” have changed. We are no longer made up of primarily farmers, striving to feed our families. Our fields are many ~ teachers, lawyers, doctors, nurses, bankers, clerks, etc. Still, we are in the “field” going about our work ~ the Mundane.

Elul is the month when the King (of Kings) leaves HIS throne and walks in the fields greeting HIS people. For the people it is a month when the Mundane and the Holy become intertwined
. While it is a time of self examination, it is also a time of joy!
For we that are Christian, the month of Elul most represents our daily walk with Yeshua – Jesus. 
It is a beautiful picture of 
Just as God came down to meet with HIS people on Mount Sinai, 
HE is in the field anxious to meet with HIS people during the month of Elul! 

Just as HE forgave the people for their transgressions while waiting for Moses, He stands ready to forgive each of us!
Do you see the beautiful picture that is being painted here?

The following is a portion of what Pam wrote last year:

This is the time when all of Israel has the opportunity to walk with the King in the field of life. The next 40 days are significant in many ways, but the most significant is that  
HE is IN THE FIELD. This is the time when it is considered to be a wonderful opportunity to simply meet Him where you are! He has left His throne and is walking in the field (of life) and is now approachable to all who seek Him out.

For those of us in the 21st century, this may be a difficult thing to comprehend - as most of us don't even live near a field, much less can imagine ourselves enjoying a stroll through the prairie grass or enjoying any wildflowers. But just sit back, imagine yourself without the cumbersome trappings of household chores or stressful work days, and imagine yourself walking peacefully through a beautiful grassy field dotted here and there with intricate, colorful wildflowers bending in the evening breeze...and all of the sudden, you look up - and there HE is .... examining the tiny violets that are poking their heads up through the cracked earth, picking a little wild dog rose to smell it's faint aroma and slowly but purposely walking through His creation. You are in the field...with the KING.

What would you do? What would you say? How would you act? Meditate on that for a few moments and allow yourself to raise your eyes and gaze into the face of the KING. Grant yourself the privilege of an audience with the One you pray to each and every day from afar.

As you reflect on this image, write down the thoughts that come to your mind as you imagine yourself walking and talking with the King of Kings. Keep a daily diary for the next 40 days and you will begin to draw a picture of not only how you view your life, but as Messiah views your life as well. Areas in your life that need an overhaul or just a tweaking will suddenly come into focus and you will wonder how you could cling to some of those unnecessary habits.

Let us join together ... and prepare for the coming of the Messiah!

Thought for the Day

Today is the beginning of the rest of your life. Open your diary or notebook, and write down My Journey - DAY 1. Remember, this is the month of accounting and preparation. In Aramaic the word Elul means 'searching' - so we are searching during this special time period to prepare ourselves to meet the King at Rosh HaShannah - the Day of Blowing - the Awakening! It is during this time that we will make an accounting of our life, our walk, our ways, our thoughts, our past and our future in order to ready our lives, in order to make our wedding clothes spotless.  
He may return soon! Are you ready?

In your journal, underneath the title, write down these questions:

1. Am I serious about wanting to draw closer to the God of my Ancestors....the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?

2. Am I willing to look honestly and openly into my life and examine the little 'habits' that cling to me causing me to miss the mark?

Write down your thoughts on these two questions and meditate on this scripture.

”Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. The LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed.”

~ Psalms 103:1 - 6

Heavenly Father, I am excited that YOU truly are in the field...always, not just during the month of Elul.  I am thankful, that YOU are ever mindful of each of Your children...even though we are far from perfect.  Still, we are loved and cherished by YOU!
Father,  I pray for each person who comes by and reads this blog...for each follower, for each family member, and for the stranger out there, that YOU will bring my way...May each one be blessed of YOU.  May they seek YOUR face and Your will for their lives.  Please be with us, as we continue our journey through the month of Elul.  Amen & amen!

To contact Pam Staley, visit her website In Ancient Footsteps.

To read The Month of Elul, Day # 1 go here.

May each of you be blessed!



  1. What a Beautiful picture so fitting for such a BEAUTIFUL post...Have a Blessed week

  2. When you said to imagine being free of work and distractions, walking in a field, it was easy. I thought of when I was a child and how totally at peace and filled with joy I was when I was in nature. I wasn't a Christian then, but I think at that young age it didn't matter...I was meeting the Father.

  3. Stacy, your comment gave me goose bumps!

    Ruby Jean, glad you liked!

    Blessings to you both!


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