Endurance within Foundation

WEEK 6: Correcting Our Foundation

Day 39, May 12-13, 2015                  {Psalm 98:1-9}

Today is the energy of Endurance in Bonding. Perseverance in our spiritual work is the difference between the winners and the losers in the game of life. Joseph spent 13 years in prison before he became the source of abundance and power in Egypt. Today, embrace the process and see the Light in the fact that you have not already arrived. 

~Karen Berg

The old song “inch by inch, row by row, we’re gonna make this garden grow’ seems appropriate for the theme of this day of Counting the Omer. Diligence, determination and small “efforts” are the necessary building blocks for any strong structure. It doesn’t matter if the structure is physical (like a house), or incorporeal (like that of a spiritual practice); consistency and daily expressions of perseverance are the ingredients and the source of our long-term success. Today, we recognize that “small acts” can add up: it can be sharing our smiles, offering assistance, harmonizing with someone else’s melody, making a new friend or opening a book we’ve been meaning to read for a long time…etc.

Goals that require slow, steady effort may seem beyond attaining, but, throughout Biblical history, it has been those that have endured. The characters of the Bible left us with a legacy of a strong foundation for us to build upon today. Or as it says in Hebrews 12:1(NLT) – Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 

The bottom line is this: Do whatever it takes to keep going…no matter how small…change is evitable! 

Dwayne B. Neal



Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 39 

Every day after sundown, starting from the second evening of Passover – until the night before (what we call) Pentecost; the following blessing is recited just prior to starting the count of the Omer:


Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer. 

Today is Day 39 of the Omer.  


After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is tradition to recite this short prayer:

O Compassionate One! May Christ return for us the Service of the Temple to its Place, speedily and in Our time! AMEN.


STEP 4: Read, Meditate and Live (1)Karen Berg’s Quote above, and (2)The following Scriptures:


Scripture Verses For Day 39: 

Proverbs 11:1 (KJV) – A false balance is an abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.


Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV) – Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living, and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.


Dwayne B. NealTeam N.A.M.E.S.
“Knowledge is power, but ACTION is King!”

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