Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to count the omer: Tonight will be the 14th night
Day 14 Psalm 119:105-112
105 Your word is a lamp for my foot
and light on my path.
106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
that I will observe your righteous rulings.
107 I am very much distressed;
Adonai, give me life, in keeping with your word.
108 Please accept my mouth’s voluntary offerings, Adonai;
and teach me your rulings.
109 I am continually taking my life in my hands,
yet I haven’t forgotten your Torah.
110 The wicked have set a trap for me,
yet I haven’t strayed from your precepts.
111 I take your instruction as a permanent heritage,
because it is the joy of my heart.
112 I have resolved to obey your laws
forever, at every step
Day 14: Meditation
The Double Take-Operation Ephraim
The meditation moments surrounding the Psalm is a walk and a commitment from David to Yahweh, that he will not only learn His commands but he will allow them to guide his life. When reviewing this set of eight verses we identify with David’s expressed urgency of restating the importance of the Torah in David’s life. The same is necessary for each of us as we are counting, stripping, and uprooting the matters in our hearts that repel the Holy Spirits wisdom and blessing. In the opening scripture it reveals there can sometimes be darkness around decisions and situations in the wilderness and this world. The Torah then is identified as the lamp that guides us through the murkiness of this world. The second verse reaffirms the oath that was confirmed in the heart of the believer and David, to always look to the righteous rulings to govern our lives. The world will cause you to take a “double take,” a reminder of sorts, that is necessary to stay focused and on the right path set before us by the Torah (God’s teaching and instructions). The double take is not looking back at where you have come from, but more of a reminder of where you are going. The promises, inheritance and blessings that were set in place before the beginning began. if we submit and continue in the process of allowing our lives to be governed by the Kingdom rulings, then it is thereby we are the witnesses to living a lifestyle of the Kingdom.
The third reference highlighted in these eight verses is the increased commitment gained by walking through the trials, temptations, issues and struggles according to the instruction of the Torah. There is a permanent resolve that develops in our hearts when the Faithful One, not only keeps His word but manifests His glory in the midst of your situation. The few things we are to accomplish on our journey is to love God with all of our hearts, souls and minds. Then we are to love our neighbor as our selves, and these two items are the basis of resolving all issues according to Yahweh’s method. The struggle of choice is one which haunts us all. Will I do what I am accustomed to doing in this situation, or will I apply a principle? A principle applied accurately will bless you financially, spiritually, mentally and physically.
As you continue counting the omer meditate on your goals regularly. Do a double-take and remind yourself of the great blessings we inherit through obedience and guidance of the Torah. The final verse Psalm 112 wraps it up well, ‘resolve to obey God’s laws forever.” and do a double-take to remind yourself of the promises.
Loving you enough to share the truth,
Prophetess C. C.