Day 28 of Omer

Today is day 28 of counting the Omer
Today is day 28 out of Egypt
Today is day 28 of Messiah Resurrected

The Catalyst (Luke 8:4-15)

5 “The sower went out to spread his seed. As he sowed, some fell beside the road and was trampled; and the birds of the air ate it up.
6 And other seed fell on rock; when it came up, that seed withered away because it had no moisture.
7 Other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it.
8 And other seed fell into the good soil; and when it came up, it produced fruit a hundredfold.” While saying these things, He would call out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
9 Now His disciples were asking Him what this parable meant.
10 Then Yeshua said to them, “To you has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but to the others it is given in parables, in order that ‘Seeing, they may not see, and hearing, they may not understand.’
11 “Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.
12 Those beside the road are the ones who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they may not believe and be saved.
13 But those on the rocky places are the ones who, when they hear, accept the word with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a season, and in a time of testing fall away.
14 Now that which fell into the thorns are those who were hearing; but as they go along the way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and they do not bear mature fruit.
15 But the seed in the good soil are those with a praiseworthy and good heart, who have heard the word and hold it fast and bear fruit with patient endurance.

Reflect (By Aybars Uckun):
This passage speaks about two important dynamics in our lives that God wants us to understand. The first is our potential, the other is the importance of obedience to His word. When we come into relationship with Yeshua, we can begin to realize our potential. When we incorporate God’s word into our lives and make it what we order our lives and choices around, we move past just realizing our potential and begin to maximize it! The daily reading of God’s word becomes a catalyst for the kind of growth He wants us to expereince in our lives. Instead of blindly making decisions on our own, we can have the assurance that He is with us in our choices because we have aligned ourselves with what He says!
At Restoration, we place the utmost importance on the reading of the scriptures. As participants in the community that God has called us to, let us remember to take time to read the scriptures daily and make them the center of our lives so we can fully maximize our potential!

Prayer: Abba, we know the scriptures can bring us life. Help us to read the scriptures daily and to act on them. We desire to know You better. Speak to us through your word. Amen!