During the Counting of the Omer, we “count up” to the Feast of Shavuot (the 50th Day) with each day of counting, adding to the growing expectation of what Pentecost will bring. During the Counting of the Omer, each day 8 verses from Psalm 119 is read and meditated upon, causing us to review the condition of our hearts before God.
“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 39th night of the Omer, which is Five weeks, and four days.
Day 39 Psalm 119: 129-136
129 Your instruction is a wonder; this is why I follow it.
130 Your words are a doorway that lets in light, giving understanding to the thoughtless.
131 My mouth is wide open, as I pant with longing for your mitzvoth, commandments.
132 Turn to me, and show me your favor; in keeping with [your] judgment for those who love your name.
133 Guide my footsteps by your word; don’t let any kind of sin rule me.
134 Redeem me from human oppression, and I will observe your precepts.
135 Make your face shine on your servant, and teach me your laws.
136 Rivers of tears flow down from my eyes, because they don’t observe your Torah.
Mediation Day 39 “With Your Guidance”
Today’s eight verse meditation finds King David realizing that it is impossible to accomplish the Torah without the guidance of YHWH. This appears to state the obvious, but in actuality we need to be reminded who is in charge of our learning of the Torah principles and precepts. YHWH is the author and the finisher of our faith, the bishop and the lover of our soul. Lets stew on that for a moment or two, consider the reasonable deduction that when the Faithful, writes the story of your faith with guidance and love for our soul. Why is it so hard to trust Him to guide us properly.
The largest blockage for most of us is our control problem, little do we realize that needing to have control and make the decisions is another form of our lack of faith. The observation of YHWH’s instructions remain valid until the end of time. Actually, there is no end to the alef-tav (what we recognize in Greek as the alpha and omega), therefore they will always rule the land. The human character leans toward the bargaining scenario as we see David utters in verse 134 Redeem me from human oppression, and I will observe your precepts. We must submit our daily living to the direction of the Torah. It is with your guidance alone we are able to move to the place of responding to our spirit and not our flesh.
Loving you enough to share the truth,
Prophetess C. C.