Have me in mind... - Noach
Recently, I was thinking about the month of Tishrei. Throughout the month, it's known that the gates of heaven are wide open. This is an opportunity to enhance our relationship with Hashem. Simply saying we need to enhance a relationship with someone doesn't motivate me. So, therefore, I looked into this week's parsha to figure out what a relationship with Hashem looked like and how to enhance mine.
In this week's parsha, we learn about the relationship that Noach and Hashem had. Due to this relationship, Hashem warned Noach that He would be destroying the world so that Noach could save himself. While it comes as no surprise, I'm curious about what Noach did to have such a relationship with Hashem. The answer is that Noach was taught by his grandfather Mesushalach that there is a G-D in the world. Therefore, similar to his grandfather, he included Hashem in everything he did.
Based on this idea, the answer to how we can enhance our relationship with Hashem is to include Him into our lives. The next time we do a mitzvah, an act of kindness, or even something as simple as walking down the street with a smile on our face, let's include Hashem. As we know, Hashem plans to come home with the coming of Moshiach. Hopefully, when we include Hashem in our plans, He will in turn include us in His plans by hastening the ultimate redemption!
A gut shabbos kodesh Yom chemdaso ki vo shavas mikol milachto!
All the best
Avrohom Y Ross