Psalm 119 : 17-24
17 Deal generously with your servant;
then I will live and observe your word.
18 Open my eyes, so that I will see
wonders from your Torah.
19 Though I’m just a wanderer on the earth,
don’t hide your mitzvoth (commandment) from me.
20 I am continually consumed
with longing for your rulings.
21 You rebuke the proud, the cursed,
who stray from your mitzvoth (commandment).
22 Remove scorn and contempt from me,
because I observe your instruction.
23 Even when princes sit and plot against me,
your servant meditates on your laws.
24 Also your instructions are my delight;
they are my counselors.
“Blessed are You, Lord our God, Master of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to count the omer: Tonight is the 3rd night of the Omer.”
As we go through these next weeks counting the omer approaching Shavuot (Pentecost), it should be a time of heartfelt prayer and intercession for each of us. We are called to sanctify ourselves for personal revelation by engaging in repentance, applying a principle and restitution in those seven weeks. Counting the omer, then, is a means of preparation for the giving of the Torah to Israel– and the gift of the Holy Spirit-and by both of them being restored to YHWH. However, it is clear that YHWH wanted to be certain that His children (heirs) did not miss Him or their redemption. Really, could the Lord have made it any clearer in the Torah and reflects it boldly in the Renewed Covenant with the additional gift of the Holy Spirit? It’s almost as if there is a dotted line point directly from Passover to Shavout- a”Jubilee” of days
Day 3 Reflection:
We are called to reflect on ourselves. The mirror is the best place to gain a clear reflection of where we are if we are honest. The heavily tinted, rose color glasses must be smacked off of our faces. We are no longer allowed to live in denial. Denial is the residence of fear, disillusion, insecurity, failure, and personified weaknesses. This is also commonly known, as the baggage we have with us in the wilderness. The great thing about this wilderness or spring cleaning is, YHWH our God knows what you have stored in our heart. It gets even better His plan is to strip you of all of the issues that smudge His image in you. If you count your days of the omer season honestly and solely trusting Him and His “unbreakable” faithfulness. We will find ourselves drawn to come up to Him to the next realm purposed for your life; receiving a new gift handcrafted by YHWH at Pentecost. I pray today that you and I will love ourselves enough to portray an honest reflection of where we are in the wilderness. The honest reflection will reveal what we are holding onto, and the curses that are chasing us down from the generations. Once we are there, we do not wallow, but in true Hebrew fashion we MOVE and begin to allow YHWH our God to unpack, peel back, repent, apply a principle accurately and give restitution to make authentic room for Him to live mightily in us-for the greater works!
Loving you enough to tell you the truth,