Day Twelve – הַיּוֹם שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר לָעֹמֵר
And they observed the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy, for the LORD had caused them to rejoice, and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria toward them to encourage them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel. Ezra 6:22
“Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the Lord. (Psalms 31.24)”
How has the Lord encouraged you? Have you built and maintained a daily prayer and praise habit? If the Lord inhabits the praises of His people, could your lack of worship be part of what is lacking in His felt presence in your life? Take courage! Hope in the LORD.
What might happen if you added one thing to a list of thankfulness offered to God daily? Give it a try…. Write out a question to ask yourself relating to this topic or answer the one we have provided. Consider someone with whom you can share your thoughts, or how could share them with your family or with a small group.
• Is it easy for you to worship and sing to the LORD? What could you do today to add thankfulness to your normal routine (if you are doing well – could you add one)?
• Consider Zephaniah 3:17 together. Does God really rejoice over us? What do His “shouts of joy” sound like? Is there a way for us to listen closer to His creation and revelation so that we hear Him and how He is relating with us? How can we do this together?
Resources for Day 12 of Counting the Omer
Video Devotional – Making Connections During This Season:
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