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Monday, May 14, 2018

Omer Devotional Day 45

May 14 at sundown - Day 45
Today is day 45 of counting the Omer 

Today is day 45 out of Egypt
Today is day 45 of Messiah Resurrected

Abraham: the Friend of God (Genesis 12:1-3)

Abram Obeys the Calling
1 Then Adonai said to Abram, “Get going out from your land, and from your relatives, and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.
2 My heart’s desire is to make you into a great nation, to bless you, to make your name great so that you may be a blessing.

3 My desire is to bless those who bless you, but whoever curses you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.


Abraham was the person who God chose to be the patriarch of the Jewish people. On the outside, this choice seems puzzling. Historical sources name his father Terah as an idol-maker. He wasn’t rich, powerful, or elite. When God spoke to him, he was an 80-year-old man married to his half-sister with no kids! He had no legacy to speak of, and certainly brought nothing to the “table.”
This is precisely why God chose Abraham. God wanted to make His glory and power known to the entire world and to do it, He chose to use the least likely person! We see that Abraham had an open and willing heart towards the promises that God made to him. Our faith ought to be the same. God wants to take the same promises He made to Abraham and weave them into the fiber of our lives. God wants to show us the same faithfulness, the same protection, and the depth of friendship that He shared with Abraham. When we invite Yeshua into our hearts, the relationship we can have with God is one that is based not just on His sovereign ability to protect and provide for us but also on the deep friendship He invites us to participate in.

Prayer: Lord, help us to know that when we accept Yeshua we enter into the same kind of friendship You shared with Abraham. We want the promises that are in the scriptures woven into our lives. Let these promises be the source of the deep friendship You desire to have with us. In Yeshua’s name, amen.


At Restoration, we have made it a priority to seek God first in prayer. During this season of counting of the Omer, we have decided to do this collectively as a congregation in the days leading up to Shavuot. Together, we want to trust in His power to impact our lives, our congregation, our city, and our world. The last 10 days we will encourage a corporate time of fasting and prayer, which starts the evening of May 9 and ends the evening of May 19. The conclusion of this season of prayer will culminate in a congregational picnic on the 50th day, the day of Shavuot - Sunday, May 20 at noon.

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