Day Thirteen – הַיּוֹם שְׁלֹשָׁה עָשָׂר לָעֹמֶר
You, in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; the pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go. You gave Your good Spirit to instruct them, your manna You did not withhold from their mouth, and You gave them water for their thirst. Nehemiah 9:19–20
“Lights, camera, action!”
If we saw all of the historical narratives as movies would we be any nearer to God? We tend to think that our lacking in love and faith is just because we don’t see things with enough clarity. Technology might serve us to “bring to life” these events but do we really need all the media choices presented to us? God goes beyond even the written word–he gives us His Spirit to enliven His truth.
How can we trust and rely on God to bring to life His word by the power of His Spirit?
• As I trust in the Spirit of God to work in me and through me, how do I know His fruit is the real thing?
• Do you see the reality of the Spirit in other’s lives? How might you make a simple acknowledgment of this with another?
• The fruit of the Spirit is a real demonstration of the work of the Spirit in our relationships. List them out below and find a creative way to discuss them with others today.
Resources for Day 13 of Counting the Omer
Video Devotional – Making Connections During This Season:
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