If you're too busy to read the entire article, at least read these takeaways. I especially love the first one. It is SO TRUE about why we're into Hebrew!
"You should be striving for fluency because you are passionate about the country and culture. Learning languages takes a lot of time and involvement. Without passion for your chosen language, it can be difficult to find the motivation required to work towards your goal."
"Make it an absolute priority. If you dedicate yourself to the one task and give it your all, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t succeed!"
"The key to staying on task is to make language learning a habit. To do this, we need to implement a new set of routines in our everyday lives."
"One of the best ways to encourage progress is to tell others about your objectives. Making your mission public will also make it real."
Neven is following Yeshua in a Hebrew way! Here's his story.
My name is Neven. I am writing you from the most beautiful part of the world God created, Croatia. Denomination? I am trying to follow Yeshua, as much as I can. In my family we are all Christians: Catholics. Going to church at Sunday, it was a normal thing I did, but there was nothing deeper. Until one day everything changed. My whole life had a new beginning. From that point in my life I started to count years. It was the day that I decided to step into the unknown, into uncertainty, but put my faith in God. It was the wedding day.
When I look back now, I see that God really blessed me and my wife on our wedding day, and from that day on our lives started a new exciting journey along with the blessing of our God. As we have learned we prescribe this recipe to others: in marriage there are coexisting three persons: husband, wife and between them, and with them - God. If one person is missing the marriage will suffer.
So when I saw how much God loves me, and how many miracles He did in my life, I started to read the Bible, because I wanted to know Him better, I wanted to become His best friend. Our Lord spoke to Hebrews in Hebrew language, the Holy Bible is originally written in Hebrew language, my Lord Yeshua who gave his life to take my sins away came from a Hebrew family. That is the reason I wanted to learn Hebrew language, and I am still learning when I find some free time, and that is how I found Izzy Avraham’s youtube videos. Thank you!
I want to tell you a story that happened recently when I was visiting Budapest for three days. It was the second day, and I wanted to take a tour around the city, but my wife had to go to a conference, so I decided to wander around the city alone. I was excited because we were situated in the Jewish part of the city, and I wanted to visit the synagogue and meet some Jews. I love Jewish people.
But that evening it was the beginning of Sukkot, and there was a sign that the synagogue is closed for tourists. So I walked into the courtyard of the synagogue, and there I found a sukkah standing in the dark.
Suddenly, an elder Jew came out from nowhere and started to shout at me and gesticulate with hands that I have to leave. He was at least friendly. So now I was wandering around the city, disappointed because my wife went to the conference, and a Jew threw me out of his courtyard like a dog.
In a few minutes my disappointment disappeared when my eyes met a homeless man sleeping on the street. It was cold and wet that evening, and people were just passing by without even looking at that man. In that moment I realised what my Messiah wanted to tell me about who is my brother and who is my sister?
The words from Mathew 25:34-36 came to life:
"Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."
I put some money I had with me into the man`s bag and went on. I was happy because I knew Jesus just taught me a great lesson, and in the same time I was sad but also with a sense of obligation towards those people, especially Jewish people, who still didn’t find the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God bless you all!
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