What’s In April?
Before starting any new project, it is good to get a review on how you performed on the last one. If you excelled in one area, you are encouraged to maintain the good work. If you demonstrated areas of weakness, you want the opportunity to strengthen those areas by concentrating more heavily on what you lacked and what can be done to bring improvement.
Every spring the body goes through an assessment. The following questions are asked: Which fruits were manifested? How many good works were demonstrated? How was loss and/or losing handled? You are graded in these three areas. If there was growth in these three areas of your life, you collected a harvest; you were beneficial to the body. There may be years when you come up short, years when you’ve just made it, but the goal is to keep laboring until you become profitable to yourself, to the body, and to God.
What you are left with after the assessment, is what you can use to plant for the next season…good grain! Without this process, we wouldn’t know what we should be concentrating on, and what God is looking for at any given time. But he doesn’t desire that we don’t know. He calls us friends.
General calendar themes: Foolish behavior; Good Friday; Easter; Memorials for Presidents & Prime Ministers of Israel; Health; Sacrifice; The Earth; Starting Over
Calendar for the Month:
April 1st- April fool’s day;
April 19th- Pesach/Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread (from April 19th – April 26th);
April 22nd- Earth Day;
April 25th- Yom Ha Shoan/Remembering the Holocaust
Word of the Month:
Wait- to look forward to eagerly;
Weight- amount of quantity of heaviness
Readings for the Month:
Commentaries of the Month: See weekly reading
Volume Reading: The Book of Joshua
Commandment of the Month: You Shall Honor Your Father & Your Mother
Fruit of the Month: Love