New International Version (NIV)
Freedom From Human Rules
“16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival,a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.”
I am happy to say it is New Moon today. At 4:08 a.m. our time, the moon went to sleep on our side of the fence and all is quiet now. it is a time for celebration! A new moon cycle means you have crept through the FULL, Crescent and Quarter cycles of our Moon again this month. And so, I decided to really look at see what that Bible Gateway website would offer me in an inquiry to the New Moon celebrations in the Bible so that I can celebrate today. Well, above you see straight, no chaser, that the New Moon celebration is very important! And I LOVE this take on the scripture. Freedom from Human Rules. Of course, some rules are necessary but what about the rules that are not necessary? Enough said. Do not judge each other but celebrate with one another these words here.
Verse 17 says, “These are a shadow of the things that were to come”. What does that mean? The things that WERE to come means that we were supposed to be under a type judgment at one time or another but not anymore. Not now since we are living in a time of love and patience and these are completely available to one another. I am totally digging my life with genuine happiness around everything I have endured and that I know things could always be worse yet they are not. I cannot spend my living thinking I have judgement coming my way because of my past acts. What kind of thinking is THAT?!?! Far too many people feel condemned and that they are to be punished. Far too many people walk with their head down, either in shame from a situation in their life or even that they are looking at the next text. In either case, you ain’t looking out or up so you probably don’t even know that the Moon is not out today. Rest assured, you read this blog and now you do!
And since I am released to speak I am happily blogging and planning out my productive new day! I have plans to do stuff now. Yep, stuff. Clean for a friend, study more wellness options, help friends fly off to far away lands to reconcile with loved ones, get ready for weekend visitors and last but not least, I get to use my ITF tools to be happy NOW and see what life brings me on this next cycle. If you do not know what ITF means, I will give you a hint. #neatbeat 🙂