DAILY PRAYER FOR THE COUNTING OF THE OMER:
Each day, one says the blessing:
BA-RUCH A-TAH ADO-NAI E-LO-HE-NU ME-LECH HA-OLAM ASHER KID-E-SHA-NU BE-MITZ-VO-TAV VETZI-VA-NU AL SEFI-RAT HA-OMER.
Blessed are You, YEHOVAH 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 twenty-ninth day of the Omer. The Merciful One, may He bring forth the new Jerusalem, speedily in our days, IN YESHUA's name AMEN
Omer Counting 29 days, which is four weeks and one day of the Omer.
Day 29 Omer Reading:
Week 5 /Attribute 5 Humility/Devotion (Hod)
We have completed 4 weeks counting to Shavuot
Sitting At The Feet Of Our Master YESHUA
Humility In Leadership
Eze 34:1 The word of Adonai came to me: Eze 34:2 “Human being, prophesy against the shepherds of Isra’el. Prophesy! Tell them, the shepherds, that Adonai Elohim says this: ‘Woe to the shepherds of Isra’el who feed themselves! Shouldn’t the shepherds feed the sheep? Eze 34:3 You eat the choice meat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, and you slaughter the best of the herd; but you don’t feed the sheep! Eze 34:4 You don’t strengthen the weak, heal the sick, bandage the broken, bring back the outcasts or seek the lost; on the contrary, you tyrannize them with crushing force.
Read all of Ezekial 34
Leaders we need to take head this warning from the prophets and walk humbly and fearfully before YEHOVAH. To be a Shepherd, Teacher, Evangelist, Prophet, Apostle is a privilege and a calling. GOD did not call us so we could make a living by serving Him. He called us to serve Him and He will take care of what we need to live. Our job is to feed the sheep with the truth of His Word. Many Pastors today in the Body of Messiah are entertainers, not teachers of His Word. They are motivational speakers who do not know how to feed the sheep.
Our example of humble leadership is our Master YESHUA. We need to be accountable to other leaders and not, as one person has said such a ‘Maverick’. Accountability keeps us humble and honest. We have made our ministry accountable to others so no one can falsely accuse us and also so we can get guidance when needed and accountability.
A leader needs to take correction from others in leadership which will help them walk in humility. It is an honor to be a leader but it also has great accountability that goes along with it. Many people want to be leaders, but do not want to be accountable.
Jas 3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, since you know that we will be judged more severely.
TV, Radio and the Internet have been a good tool to spread His Torah/Word and the Messianic Message, but also a great tool for pride as well. We need to get rid of the celebrity mentality in leadership. We are not celebrities, we are servants. The only one that should be magnified in our lives is YESHUA. GOD has shown in the past that if His leadership will not walk humbly before Him, He will remove them.
We can not think that we can sin in the darkness and that it will not be brought to the light. YESHUA warned of those who would cause others to stumble because of their actions.
Those who sit under good leadership must also be like the Bereans and search the Word for themselves as well to make sure what we are hearing is in line with the Word. This also keeps us mutually accountable. We need to learn from those in the Bible who walked humbly before GOD, yet never received any recognition or pats on the back on this earth for what they did.
Read Hebrews 11
Those who do not attend Messianic Congregations, need to find a good one and humble yourself as well. The Jewish Community knows that to service they need to stick together. Those who have come out of the traditional Church and have returned to their Jewish roots need to humble themselves as well and find a good fellowship ship (I did not say a perfect one, because there are no perfect fellowships) and humble ourselves as well.
Leaders we need to walk humbly before our GOD and count it a privilege to serve Him and His people. Pray Psalm 51
We need to ask YEHOVAH to fill us with His humility and restore a humble heart within us.
Read Psalm 119: 57-64
Psa 119:57ח(Het) Adonai, I say that my task is to observe your words.