"Do You See Camels on the Horizon?
Is Delivering Packages!"
By Christine Vales
Biblical month of Sivan 5781 = Tuesday night, May 11 - Thursday night, June 10, 2021.
Do you see camels on the horizon? That's the reality of Sivan. The third month of the Hebrew year is connected with the third Hebrew letter called "Gimel," which is a picture of a camel. Sounds funny, right? However,
we will soon discover camels are a perfect depiction of this month of Sivan, the month of provision.
What do you think of when you hear of "camels on the horizon"? If you lived back in biblical times,
you would rejoice if you saw camels loaded with treasures on their backs heading to your house. I guess it's our modern-day equivalent to that feeling we get when we see the UPS truck pull up to our home. There is an excitement because we are about to get
something! Provision and supply are heading to our doorstep. This is what this month is all about. And guess what? These special "packages" are from the Giver of all good things, God Himself. So let's unpack this month and see what's inside!
Unwrapping the Gift of Sivan
The Lord gives many gifts all year long, but it is in Sivan when we see His extravagant gift-giving nature uniquely displayed. (Photo via Pixabay)
The Lord even has a specific day of giving in this month. What day you ask? Well, if you have been tracking with me, I have been following the Lord's instruction to count fifty days from Yeshua's resurrection. It's on this final day of the count,
known as Pentecost or Shavu'ot, when His special deliveries arrive. On this fiftieth day of the count, the Lord not only gave the physical provision of the wheat harvest (Lev. 23), but He also gave the spiritual provision of Himself.
How so? In the Old Testament we discover He gave us Himself through His Word at Mt. Sinai (Ex. 19). Fast forward to the New Testament and we learn He gave us Himself through the Holy Spirit (Acts 2). His Word and His Spirit were both given on this
same exact "fiftieth" day. This is not a coincidence nor is it just a story of how the Lord provided for one group of people at one time in history. The Lord is truly the Gift that keeps on giving (Eph. 2:8-9). He offers these gifts of Himself to each of us
To gain the full benefit of a gift we have to not only receive it...but actually use it! The Lord knows we are coming into a new harvest and wants us to be fruitful. The gift of His Word
offers us the wisdom to move into the new with truth and love, while the gift of His Spirit empowers us with supernatural strength and abilities not our own. These gifts are right on time, sitting at our doorstep with our name on them, just waiting to be opened!
Once we open and use these sacred gifts, may we be reminded of what most mothers say: "Don't forget to say, 'Thank you!'"
Give Thanks and Share Your Gift
thanks to the Lord is not only kind and courteous, but actually benefits us as well. Thanksgiving shows our maturity and focuses our attention back on Him, the true Gift and Source of our joy.
the gift-giving process would not be complete if we didn't share our gift with others. Ask the Lord for opportunities to share Him with others this month. He may call you to share your time or resources with another in need, for we are blessed so we can be
a blessing to others (Gen. 12:2). Be sensitive to His voice and ready to saddle up on one of His camels to bring provision to others.
Include God in Your Business Practices
When we think of provision, we cannot help but think of financial provision. This is on the Lord's heart too. In fact, the tribe of this month, Zebulun, were successful businessmen. Zebulun led Israel forth in trade. They were gifted with the ability
to prosper in commerce. In this "business person's month," let's review our business practices and finances and learn from Zebulun.
Some of us may be considering a new job
or need a fresh wind from Him over our current occupation. Be reminded, it is the Lord who gives us the power to create wealth (Deut. 8:18), and He knows the plans He has for us and is going to lead us into them...all we have to do is receive. "Let the favor
of the Lord our God be upon us and confirm for us the work of our hands. Yes, confirm the work of our hands" (Ps. 90:18, emphasis mine).
Are You Concerned About Your Finances? Here Is What You Can Do
Are you feeling overwhelmed or weary? Behold! The Lord is sending camels to your door with sacred gifts of His refreshment! Open up His Word, breathe in His Spirit afresh and be revived! Are you concerned about your
finances? Do you need wisdom in the work He has called you to do? Allow Him to confirm the work of your hands. Take care of any "unfinished business" in your heart. Take some time to list ways He has provided for you and thank Him. Also, consider how you can
provide for others, be it with your time or money, and discover that "it is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35).
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