Day Five – הַיּוֹם חֲמִשָּׁה יָמִים לָעמֵֹר
The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him.
“Are you listening to me?”
I may be wrong but at times I feel like people are not really listening to what I say. A parent might feel this way when their children don’t stop playing a game when asked to clean their room. A child might feel this way when they ask for just a few more minutes to play and receive a heated denial and restating of the command to, “Go clean your room now!” Each of us, at times, can be so caught up in what we want to do or are doing that we miss messages around us. God told His people in advance that He would send a prophet like Moses. The gospels show us evidence that some were seeking this promised prophet (John 1:21, 23, 25; 6:14; 7:40). Are we caught up in our own lives and missing things around us? Are we missing things God is saying? Many in Yeshua’s day were caught up in their own agendas and failed to receive Him.
How can I ensure more consistency in listening to/for God in my life? What Bible verses might help me to stay focused in this area? How can I relate the importance of listening to someone else without making them feel like I am mad or criticizing them for not listening? How can I talk about communicating better with my family, friends, or others whom God has brought into my life?
Resources for Day 5 of Counting the Omer
Video Devotional – Making Connections During This Season:
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