The first week focused on chesed, loving-kindness, and provided 7 easy ways to develop this character trait. The second week of the Counting looks at gevurah, discipline, and offers some easy-to-take steps to develop this character trait a bit better.
From Aish ha Torah
Day 11 ― Netzach of Gevurah: Endurance in Discipline
Effective discipline must be enduring and tenacious. Is my discipline consistent or only when forced? Do I follow through with discipline? Am I perceived as a weak disciplinarian? Just as we learned on Day 4 ― Netzach of Chesed: Endurance in Loving-kindness—Having Endurance in Discipline—is also an important character trait.
When Paul described the fruit of the Spirit, he stated that it is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, self control (Galatians 5:22). The two bolded words speak to the trait for today, for without them, it is difficult to endure and remain disciplined. But, because we have God’s Spirit in us we have confidence. Please notice that these words of Rabbi Saul’s are consistent with our character trait development from our Counting of the Omer each day.
Exercise for the day: Extend the plan you made on day two for a longer period of time listing short-term and long-term goals. Review and update it each day, and see how consistent you are and if you follow through.
After sundown tonight we say, “Blessed are you, LORD our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us [set us apart] by his commandments and commanded us to count the omer. Today is Day 12 of the Omer (Counting).