Thanksgiving 50 Days
[2021 Counting Omer] Day 13 Forgiveness
When resentment and unforgiveness accumulate in our hearts, we are the first to suffer. Even though we are really treated unfairly and unjustly, Jesus, the sinless One, was willing to die for our sins. He understood what it means to suffer injustice, yet He chose to abolish injustice with love. Do you still have unforgiveness in your heart? Are you willing to let go of it to God?
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18:21-22)
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:14-15)
Prayer: Ask God to help us to forgive those who have not yet forgiven and to bring restoration.
[2021 Counting Omer] Day 12 Guard our words
Is your office full of right and wrong? Talking behind people's backs can stir up disputes and make things worse. It is not right to praise the Lord and curse His creatures with the same mouth (Jas 3:9-10). Are you in the habit of speaking slanderously? Do you desire to sanctify your mouth to God once again?
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. (James 3:9-10)
With perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord (Proverbs 6:14)
A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating. A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul. The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body. (Proverbs 18:6-8)
Prayer: Pray that the Lord would guard our words from speaking right and wrong and giving ground to the devil.
[2021 Counting Omer] Day 11 No more jealousy
Jealousy can easily arise from the competition that occurs in the workplace. But jealousy is not from God, and it can be divisive and hurtful. The Bible teaches us to [Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.] (Philippians 2:3). Now is the time to examine our hearts. Do you have jealousy in your heart? Do you hold a grudge against others who have received more than you?
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. (James 3:14-15)
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. (James 3:16)
A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot. (Proverbs 14:30)
Prayer: Ask God to remove our jealousy and competition, so that we may appreciate and fulfil others more.
[2021 Counting Omer] Day 10 Getting along with others
The workplace is a place where people work together, and sometimes there is discontent, conflict, or division between colleagues or workmates due to differences in opinions and ways of doing things. But the Bible tells us to be at peace with others and to love one another. If we have a disagreement with someone, we should deal with it as soon as possible. The Lord has given us the commandment to "love your neighbour as yourself" and God's love is revealed when we love one another. Have you been offended by someone and have you been at odds with them? Or, have you offended someone?
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! (Psalm 133:1)
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:34-35)
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. (Romans 12:18)
bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. (Colossians 3:13)
Prayer: Ask God to help us to be reconciled to someone and to be at peace with others.
【2021数算俄梅珥】 第9天 不发怨言
[2021 Counting Omer] Day 9 No Grievances
In our daily lives, especially in our work environment, when we are not careful, grievances come out of our mouths. It may seem like a small thing, but the Israelites of old lost the blessing of entering the Promised Land because they complained against God. Proverbs 18:21 says, Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. We really need to manage our words well. How can you keep your mouth from grumbling?
Nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the destroyer. (1 Corinthians 10:10)
Do all things without grumbling or disputing (Philippians 2:14)
Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. (James 5:9)
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. (1 Peter 4:8-9)
Prayer: Please help me to guard my words, and grumble no more.
【2021数算俄梅珥】 第8天 谦卑
[2021 Counting Omer ] Day 8 Humility
Personal achievements can call for gratitude, or they can make people proud. There are many times in the Bible that God discourages and hates the proud, but lifts up and gives grace to the humble. Jesus said, “Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:29) He is the model of humility. Consider if we still have the poison of pride in us? Do you desire to follow the gentle and humble example of Jesus?
God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. (1 Peter 5:5)
Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honour. (Proverbs 18:12)
Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. (Proverbs 16:5)
The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honour and life. (Proverbs 22:4)
Prayer: Ask God to help us to get rid of the pride in us and learn from the gentle and humble example of Jesus.
[2021 Counting Omer ] Day 7 Steadfastness
The word “double-minded” means wavering from side to side. Those who are indecisive will hardly achieve anything. We should get rid of our doubts and learn to become steadfast and single-minded. Especially when faced with a choice, we should be determined to follow God's heart and reject the ways of the flesh. Are you a double-minded person? How can you overcome double-mindedness and become a determined person?
He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (James 1:8)
Prayer: Ask God to help us to overcome our double-mindedness and to be steadfast.