HE Didn’t Ask Us To Move IT!

Life is indeed a paradox. While we are often instructed to examine ourselves – to see if we’re in the Faith [2 Corinthians 13:5] – we are discouraged from evaluating ourselves. There is a difference.

Once upon a time, there was a man who was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and the Saviour appeared. The Lord told the man He had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. This the man did, day after day. For many years he toiled from sun up to sun down, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all his might.

 

Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain. Seeing that the man was showing signs of discouragement, Satan decided to enter the picture placing thoughts into the man’s mind such as: “You have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn’t budged. Why kill yourself over this? You are never going to move it.” Thus giving the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure.

 

These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man even more. “Why kill myself over this?” he thought. “I’ll just put in my time, giving just the minimum of effort and that will be good enough.” And that he planned to do until one day he decided to make it a matter of prayer and take his troubled thoughts to the Lord.

 

“Lord,” he said, “I have laboured long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock a half a millimeter. What is wrong? Why am I failing?” To this the Lord responded compassionately, “My child, when long ago I asked you to serve me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all your strength, which you have done. Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. Your task was only to push.

 

This parable reminds me that so many times, we estimate and attempt to give an account of our selves and “our” service toward God. At the moment we begin to make calculations – then we open the opportunity for discouragement. Since our estimation is very limited – we will only come up with a very limited estimation of ourselves.

Isaiah 55:8-9King James Version (KJV)

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Yes. Giving accounts, and making evaluations is very good for business; it is not so good when it comes to ourselves. And here are some of the reasons why I say this:

  • We can “under” estimate ourselves (as we so often do) – by thinking that we haven’t made any improvements in the area of our desires. A thought like: “I should be further along by now” is an indication of an “under” estimation and calculation of ourselves.
  • We can “over” estimate ourselves (this we do also) – by thinking, that because “we obtained” (actually we didn’t do it, but GOD did – Deuteronomy 8:18) the desired results that we’re doing the right thing. [Proverbs 16:2 / Proverbs 21:2]

In either calculation – this opens the door for Satan (Our Accuser – Revelation 12:10) to “come” in. Now the word: COME – is in quotations – because Satan is not some outside entity – but represents our very own EGO. From this, we can infer – that Satan (our ego) – is on the inside of us. Satan, is that part of us, that arises when our “why” or motive is not truly obeying God.

For example, in the above parable – the man (by his own accounts) thought that he wasn’t doing what God had instructed. Simply, because he wasn’t moving the massive stone. Therefore, Satan (his ego) began to become more relevant – than  obeying God. God just said “push the stone…”

I said all of that – just to say this: Our job is to obey God – PERIOD! Not give an estimation of ourselves, or to determine if Life is unfair or not – our job is only to obey. Because, while we’re busy calculating and giving accounts for ourselves – we leave no room for God to “do it” (for lack of a better). Quick Question(s): Would you rather give an account or estimation of yourself – or – would you rather God do it?! Better yet, whose estimation do you REALLY trust – Gods’ – or your own?!

1 Samuel 15:22 (KJV) – And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams….

The bottom line is this: Once we stop evaluating ourselves – we will stop evaluating other people. Or Better said: Just Love and Obey God…Period!!! And, this is how we can easily determine if we’re doing what is “asked” of us: IF WE’RE LOVING OUR NEIGHBORS AS OURSELVES!

Again, Our Neighbor! Meaning our racist neighbor – our ugly neighbor – our rich neighbor – our poor neighbor – our Christian neighbor – as well as our Muslim neighbor – our straight neighbor – and our gay neighbor – our married neighbor – our single neighbor….etc. I think you get the picture. All of these labels, in the final analysis are nothing but evaluations (judgements) – and our only job is to LOVE them as we LOVE Ourselves. If we find ourselves, not LOVING others (and this includes LIKING) – for whatever reason – then our self evaluation is very simple: We Don’t Love God – Neither Do We Like (LOVE) Ourselves!!!

Mark 12:30-31King James Version (KJV)

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.


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Our Preventive Maintenance Plan

Life doesn’t happen to us – life happens through us. Most of what happens in our life could have been prevented. Nothing happens just “all of the sudden” — there are signs along the way that tell us, that this person is no good for us; but we try to make it work and stick it out anyway. That the foods we crave might not be a good option for our health; but we eat them anyway. 

Again (and this is worth repeating) there’s no such thing as “…all of the sudden” or “out of the blue”…”out of nowhere…” etc. — NOTHING happens Suddenly. There is ALWAYS a sign, warning or indicator that s person, situation or thing is – the way that is is. However, because many of us are distracted, we don’t play close enough attention to them. 

The check engine light comes on before a vehicle stops operating; and the low fuel light will illuminate when you’re low on gas. So many times we disregard these signs, thinking we can get by until the next tune up, or we make it few more exists before we refuel. For the most part we do get away or get by it — but why leave it to “chance”?! 

We shouldn’t wait until our car breaks completely down, before we have to have it towed to the mechanic – or wait until we’re completely out of gas before we put gas in our cars. Neither should we wait until things, and circumstances become completely “bad” – before we pray. Praying without ceasing is preventive maintenance for our Souls. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (ESV) – Pray without ceasing / Luke 18:1 (AMP) – Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart

Prayer maintains our connection to God as our Source. So it is vital that this becomes a daily habit. Now I’m not here to tell you what or how to pray: For instance, affirmations are a form of prayer, meditations are a form of prayer, and the “greatest” (in my opinion) form of prayer is that of praise! — My only advice is that you do, what resonates with you; and that you do this often! 

In this way, prayer doesn’t become a “quick fix” or some type of manipulation to get God to do something on our behalf. If we make prayer habitual, it will become our lifestyle, and it is in this lifestyle that prevents not only our Soul from breaking down — but stops “bad” things for happening in the first place. 

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I AM: The Light of the World!

The Hebrews prophets, with their perfect knowledge of the Supreme Law, always related outward events to inward thought…The knowledge of the causal power of thought is the basis of all their prophecies, as it is the basis of all real wisdom and power. ~James Allen

YOUR TRUE SENSE OF SELF: Marianne Williams {The Law of Divine Compensation}

On the mortal plane, none of us are perfect all the time. But on the spiritual plane, all of us are perfect all the time. Who we really are – perfect creations of God, unchangeable and unlimited, none of us more or less brilliant than anyone else – is the most positive self-concept possible. To self-identify according to your spiritual rather than material reality is enlightenment.

From this perspective, you see that you are the light. No thought or condition of darkness – that is, lovelessness in your own mind or in anyone else’s – has any bearing whatsoever on the truth of who you are or what the universe has planned for you. Your past, your mistakes, other people’s opinions about you, even your failures do not in any way limit who you are or what is possible for you now….All of us carry the mark of God, yet we carry that mark as one. No one has any more or less capacity than anyone else to be used as a conduit for the genius that pours forth constantly from the Mind of God.

This genius pours into us as one, but is accepted by us separately. God’s greatness is a gift that is offered to all of us, but it’s our choice whether or not to receive it. We lack faith in what exists within us because we lack faith in Who exists within us. You are a child of God, carrying the eternal mark of your perfect Source. You are naturally entitled to miracles because love is what you are. This is not an arrogant appraisal of the ego, but rather a humble acceptance of God’s truth. You just happen to have within you the eternal power of the universe.  

—> Matthew 5:14-16 (Complete Jewish Bible)

14 “You are light for the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

15 Likewise, when people light a lamp, they don’t cover it with a bowl but put it on a lampstand, so that it shines for everyone in the house.

16 In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they may see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. 

—> John 8:12 (English Standard Version) – Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I AM the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 

—> 1 John 1:5-6 (KJV)

5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

Armed with this incredible piece, we can proclaim and affirm as Jesus did: 
“I AM The Light of The World” and then begin to live and operate this Divine Truth as an ACTION in our lives!

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Discipline & Discernment within Foundation

WEEK 6: Correcting Our Foundation

Day 37: Original Post: May 10-11, 2015                  {Read Psalm 95:1-7}
Today is the energy of Discipline in Bonding. Sometimes it is more difficult to be right than to be wrong, harder to be cruel than to be kind. Today, set some boundaries. As hard as it seems, set them with human dignity and like water the Light will find its level. 
~Karen Berg

Discernment of proper actions is necessary in building anything that will last. The difference between a long-lasting rock wall and a pile of rubble is in the accurate selection and placement of stones and meticulous application of mortar. This is also true in our lives: using careful discernment we can build the foundation for a long-lasting relationship, a robust congregation or a sturdy organization.

When we go through long periods of training, we are aiming for excellence. We examine what needs to improve, set goals, gather our determination and take aim. This process, whether sports or professional skills, music or accounting, is very similar. Discernment applied well, leads to developing a strong foundation upon which a solid future can stand!

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 37 

Everyday 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:

STEP 1:

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 37 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

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 3: READ PSALM 67 

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

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Scripture Verses For Day 37: 

Isaiah 11:3-4 (ESV)

3 And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear,

4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.

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John 14:26-27 (KJV)

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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Loving-Kindness Within Foundation

WEEK 6: Correcting Our Foundation

Day 36: Original Post: May 9-10, 2015  {Read Psalm 93:12-23}
Today is the energy of Loving-kindness in Bonding. For today, be a channel of mercy, kindness and love for someone who you know needs guidance. Your actions below will activate abundance from above.

~Karen Berg

Tonight we are entering Week 6, which means we only have two weeks left. As we enter this Mother’s Day Weekend let’s all keep pushing to make small changes each day. It’s been a hard, but the promise of the “Holy Ghost” is well worth it!  

Jewish tradition maintains that at all times there are 36 especially righteous people in the world, and that were it not for them, the world would come to an end. Of course, since we don’t know who these people are, it is a good practice to consider each person you meet as one of them. Perhaps the grumpy check-out person at the supermarket is really holding up the world. It may be that your child’s baseball coach, or the librarian, or the teenager hanging out on the corner is one of those special thirty six. It might be your rabbi, your grandchild, or even you. If we treated each person we encountered that way, we could transform the world.

Endless lovingkindness is holding up the foundation of the world today. Celebrate that fact by adding your own unique dose of demonstrating compassion and caring today.

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 36 

Everyday 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:

STEP 1:

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 36 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

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 3: READ PSALM 67 

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

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Scripture Verses For Day 36: 

Luke 24:49 (KJV) – And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

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Hebrews 13:2 (KJV) – Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

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Indwelling Presence within Humility!

WEEK 5: True Greatness: Making Ourselves Small Giving Glory To GOoD!

Day 35, Original Post: May 8-9, 2015               {Read Psalm 93:1-5}
Today is the energy of Nobility in Humility. One day a man called out a slanderous comment to King David. As his guards moved to put the man in his place, King David said, “Leave him be, if he is saying this to me then I am meant to hear it.” The greatest measure of humility is knowing that the Creator is the voice behind everything we hear. Today listen to what the Creator is telling you.

~Karen Berg

Nobility is sometimes translated as ’sovereignty’. I think of sovereignty as a quality of a wise, guiding leader, not of an autocratic demagogue. Would that all Kings and Queens guided their people that way!!!

Today, we recognize that Divine Guidance is an essential part of all the splendor in the Universe. Consider the latest discoveries in astronomy — dark matter, beautifully colored rotating galaxies, ancient light reaching us. The Psalms are full of these kind of images….read a few today!

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 35 

Everyday 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:

STEP 1:

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 35 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

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 3: READ PSALM 67 

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

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Scripture Verses For Day 35: 

Malachi 4:5-6 (NKJV)

5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
6 And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.

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Acts 17:11 (KJV) –  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

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True Friendship: Bonding in Humility

WEEK 5: True Greatness: Making Ourselves Small Giving Glory To GOoD!

Day 34                  {Read Psalm 78:56-72}
Today is the energy of Bonding in Humility. True friendship is a gift and a wonderful tool to maintain humility. Focus on building a true friendship — knock gently on another’s heart and be grateful for the chance to look inside. Friendship is respectful, so allow him or her to be themselves. 

~Karen Berg

Foundation within Splendor

The foundations of our lives are built on our cumulative experience and the knowledge we have gathered along the way. We are all several ’selves’– our most private self of inner thoughts and responses, our ‘family self’, our ‘friend self’, the self we display at work, in the neighborhood or at public events. Each is a response to a different set of expectations, yet each is also based on a Foundational Self–the one that is our ‘bottom line’ of ethical behavior, of automatic caring and of our deepest loves. Today we remember that underpinning of all of ourselves!

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 34 

Everyday 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:

STEP 1:

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 34 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is a 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 3: READ PSALM 67 

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

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Scripture Verses For Day 34: 

Zechariah 2:11 (KJV) – And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee.

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Proverbs 18:24 (NKJV) – A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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Lag B’Omer: Humility within Humility

WEEK 5: True Greatness: Making Ourselves Small Giving Glory To GOoD!

Day 33, – Lag B’Omer                  {Read Psalm 78:40-55}
Today is the energy of Humility in Humility. Prayer is a way for us to acknowledge the Creator and remember that we are not entitled to anything we have. We take many of the gifts the Creator has given us for granted — we feel we are entitled to walk, to talk, to see, to hear. Today pray for the ability to acknowledge that everything is a gift from the Creator. 

~Karen Berg

Splendor within Splendor

Shavua Tov! Today is Lag B’Omer, the special holiday that is celebrated on the 33rd day of the counting toward revelation. We can find many explanations for the holiday, but I want to focus on how it is marked today – with picnics and outdoor events. We celebrate the diversity of nature as evidence of the splendor in our world. Appreciation implies responsibility. Today, this means responsibility for preserving the diversity of nature so that future generations will be able to appreciate it. Climate change is real. In Israel, Lag b’Omer picnics are usually accompanied by campfires– but this year wildfires are raging. In other locations, lovely picnic groves have become surrounded by dying vegetation. We can, appropriately, look at Lag b’Omer as a call to environmental action.

Rav Kook says: “The whole is constituted of numberless particulars, particular individuals and particular communities…The whole cannot achieve its highest fulfillment except through the perfection of its particular individuals, and the particular communities, whether large of small, of which it is constituted.”

Communities of plants, insects, mammals, trees and humans all count as part of the splendor we celebrate today.

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 33 

Everyday 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:

STEP 1:

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 33 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is a 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 3: READ PSALM 67 

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

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Scripture Verses For Day 33: 

Haggai 2:5 (AMP) – According to the promise that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit stands and abides in the midst of you; fear not.

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Romans 8:5-8 (KJV)

5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

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Endurance within Splendor

WEEK 5: True Greatness: Making Ourselves Small Giving Glory To GOoD!

Day 32, Original Post: May 5-6, 2015 {Read Psalm 78:32-39}
Today is the energy of Endurance in Humility. Think of something that will remind you of your smallness. Maybe it is an affirmation of how grand the universe is, or how perfect a flower is, something that is personal for you, that you can use every day for the next year to remind you that in relation to God we are but a speck.

~Karen Berg

God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and beyond any comprehension or comparison. So it should be an easy “task” to humble ourselves under “Him” (anthropomorphically speaking) – however, our EGO will not allow us to take on the wardrobe of humility. As we humble ourselves, that is when we truly worship God.

Total trust in God is the epitome of Humility. Regardless of what’s going on in our lives Endurance in Humility is knowing that God is the sole provider instead of ourselves.

Today we celebrate our “smallness” within the Greatness of the Almighty God! Knowing that as it says in James 4:10 that if we humble ourselves in the presence of the Lord; He will allow us to experience “high” positions.

Dwayne B. Neal

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 32 

Everyday 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:

STEP 1:

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 32 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

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 3: READ PSALM 67 

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

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Scripture Verses For Day 32: 

Zephaniah 3:17 (KJV) – The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

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1 Peter 5:6 (KJV) – Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

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Harmony within Splendor

WEEK 5: True Greatness: Making Ourselves Small Giving Glory To GOoD!

Day 31, Original Post: May 4-5, 2015               {Read Psalm 78:17-31}
Today is the energy of Compassion in Humility. There is always a reason why people are the way they are. When you see someone behaving badly, there is a reason, and if you walked in their shoes you might be behaving just the way they are. Just for today, walk in the other person’s shoes.

~Karen Berg

The multitude of individual ‘bits’ of beauty are necessary to produce overall splendor. The notes and rhythmic signatures in written music are simple instructions, yet combined and performed, a symphony result. Smiles between strangers can be meaningless by themselves, but combined, can spread joy across a room, or a city.

Today we celebrate the tiny miracles that add up in our world. When we aware of them, we can help spread their effect, contributing to a better world!

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

 

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 31 

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:

STEP 1:

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 31 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

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 3: READ PSALM 67 

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

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Scripture Verses For Day 31: 

Habakkuk 3:17-18 (KJV)

17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

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James 4:13-17 (KJV)

13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

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

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