Numbers 6:22-26 And the Lord spoke to Moses saying: “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them: The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.’ ”
When the Lord’s face shines on you, it means that His face lights up when He looks at you. He looks at you with joy in His heart, the way a parent does when they look at their child with great affection. That’s why He wants to be gracious to you. He wants to show you His favor! He wants good things to happen to you! He wants your life to be well in every way! What an awesome Abba we have!
“Abba, how amazing it is that I could give you so much joy! You Who are so Mighty and All-knowing, You chose me to be Your child and then You chose to show me Your goodness and kindness and mercy, in spite of all the mistakes and blunders I’ve done. The thought of it just overwhelms me! Help me to always be aware of Your Presence in my life so that I do not bring You shame. I want my life to glorify You because that’s all You deserve. By Your grace and power at work in my life, through Jesus Christ, my Lord, amen.”
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