Day 41 of Omer

Today is day 41 of counting the Omer
Today is day 41 out of Egypt
Today is day 41 of Messiah Resurrected

God’s Got This (Philippians 4:4-13)

4 Rejoice in the Lord always—again I will say, rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be known to all people. The Lord is near.

6 Do not be anxious about anything—but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

7 And the shalom of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Messiah Yeshua.

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any virtue and if there is anything worthy of praise—dwell on these things.

9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—put these things into practice, and the God of shalom will be with you.

The Secret of Contentment

10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me (though you were concerned before but lacked opportunity to show it).

11 I am not saying this because I am in need—for whatever circumstance I am in, I have learned to be content.

12 I know what it is to live with humble means, and I know what it is to live in prosperity. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of contentment—both to be filled and to go hungry, to have abundance and to suffer need.

13 I can do all things through Messiah who strengthens me.

Reflect (By Aybars Uckun):
Sometimes we want something so bad that the desire for it can drive us crazy. It doesn't matter if it is that new job, that special relationship, or that new item that everyone is buying. They can all lead us to a place of discontentment with the gifts that God has already given us. Read Philippians 4:6-7. This passage tells us not to worry about anything but pray about everything! It tells us that in doing so God will give us a peace that others cannot understand. He will guard our hearts against all harm and danger. It is good to know that God is listening to your prayer requests and providing you peace and protection. Getting the answers back from God can take time, but the patience we develop while we wait upon the Lord leads us to contentment and gratitude. This is the place where restoration and healing can begin in your life and the lives of others.

Prayer: Lord, I want to live a life free from anxiety and depression. I want to put my full trust in You and to be content. I want to have peace in my heart. Help me live my life for You and hear Your voice. In Yeshua’s name, amen.