April 17th, Day 18 of the Omer, 3rd of the Hebrew Month Iyar
DAILY PRAYER FOR THE COUNTING OF THE OMER:
Each day, one says the blessing:
Blessed are You, YAHUVEH our ELOHIM, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments and has commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer.
Today is eighteen days, which is two weeks and four days of the Omer.
YAH The Merciful One, may He return to us the service of the Temple to its place, speedily in our days. IN YAHUSHUA’S NAME,AMEN
IN YAHUSHUA’S NAME
Day 18 Omer Reading:
Week 3 /Attribute 3 - Beauty/Harmony/Compassion (Tiferet)
We have completed 2 weeks counting to Shavuot Sitting At The Feet Of Our Master YAHUSHUA Ahavat ha Emet -
Love of the Truth
Don't Open Your Mouth....When it is time to listen. Proverbs 13:1
A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
When we are corrected by the Word by our Pastor, or by brothers and sisters in the Messiah, we need to listen, pray about what was said and be wise and repent and make adjustments where necessary and not become easily offended.
If the rebuke is given in love to help you grow in your walk with Messiah, then receive it as such. Do not allow yourself to become offended by correction. Pride will cause you not to receive correction and will hinder your spiritual growth. I would rather be corrected in love with the Word by a brother or sister in Messiah then have someone say nothing to me especially if I am wrong about something I have taught or said. Remember ELOHIM always uses HIS Word to correct us and a wise son accepts his father's discipline.
We will be the first to admit that when we are corrected, I do not necessarily like it, but I have learned to be wise and listen to correction and make the necessary adjustments in our life so we can grow in my walk with YAHUVEH, YAHUSHUA, AND IMMAYAH RUACH HAKODESH
As parents when we correct our children, we do so because we love them and want them to succeed and not fail and what a joy it is when that child acknowledges that correction and obeys and what sorrow when that child rebels and will not give heed to correction, but chooses to rebel, bringing sorrow to himself and his family. Let us not be rebellious children of YAHUVEH, but let us be those children who accept His disipline that He gives us because He loves us, so we can succeed in all He has called us to do. Amen
It takes compassion to give correction because you do not want to see your children or brothers and sisters in Messiah take a path that leads to distruction.
We need to be truly remorseful and repent if we have destroyed others by our words instead of bringing correction with compassion. Life and Death are in the power of the tongue...! It is so easy to become entangled in the web of gossip instead of mercy and compassion.
ABBA YAHUVEH Give Me A Tonque of Compassion and not LaShon Hara/Evil Speech that I would not bring harm to others.
This tale illustrates the point: A man went about the community telling malicious lies about his pastor. Later, he realized the wrong he had done, and began to feel remorse. He went to the pastor and begged his forgiveness, saying he would do anything he could to make amends. The pastor told the man, "Take a feather pillow, cut it open, and scatter the feathers to the winds" The man thought that this was a strange request, but it was a simple enough task, and he did it gladly. When he returned to tell the pastor that he had done it, the pastor said. 'Now, go and gather the feathers. Because you can no more make amends for the damage your words have done than you can recollect the feathers."
Evil speaking of another has been compared to an arrow that once released cannot be stopped or recalled. Likewise, the words spoken once released cannot be stopped from harming their intended target. The character and soul of another.