Day 30 of Omer

Today is day 30 of counting the Omer
Today is day 30 out of Egypt
Today is day 30 of Messiah Resurrected

Smooth Sailing (Exodus 16:1-4)

1 They journeyed on from Elim, and the entire community of Bnei-Yisrael came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after leaving the land of Egypt.
2 But the whole congregation of Bnei-Yisrael murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
3 Bnei-Yisrael said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of Adonai in the land of Egypt, when we sat by pots of meat, when we ate bread until we were full. But you have brought us into the wilderness, to kill this entire congregation with hunger.”
4 Then Adonai said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. The people will go out and gather a day’s portion every day, so that I can test them to find out whether they will walk according to My Torah or not.

Reflect (By Aybars Uckun):
Often when we are going through a transition that takes us from a bad situation to a better one there will be turbulence. In moments like these we may desire to go back to the bad situation because we perceive that it was better, or at least more familiar, than the unknown place where we are heading. I find that we often do this with sinful behavior. When we are confronted with the need to change and start to act on it, sometimes the desire to paint a rosy picture of the sinful behavior sets in. It’s only natural; change is not easy and the sinful behavior was pacifying the issues we did not want to deal with. When moments like these come along, we need to make sure that we remember God’s faithfulness. Though we may go through trials and testing, it is important to understand that Yeshua’s “divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3). There isn’t a rough patch in our lives that we can’t go through with Him; His divine power will be all we need to pass through our present troubles and onto smooth sailing.

Prayer: Lord we want to take hold of all that You have for us. When we struggle to have faith, help us to remember Your faithfulness. Strengthen those of us who are going through trials and testing. Show us that You’re moving us to a better place! Amen!