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Thursday, 18 August 2016

The Blessing

Hello Friends,

I have been following a bible journaling challenge to make art for one portion of scripture in each book of the bible. Today's scripture is Numbers 6:24-26, The Hebraic Blessing that the Lord commanded the priests to speak over the Israelites.

"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face upon you and give you peace."

This was God's heart for his people then and it is his heart for all of his followers today.

1) He wants to bless me. Bless: a thing conducive to welfare or happiness. The Lord wants me to be well and happy. Illness and depression are the opposites of what he desires for me.

2) The Lord wants to keep me. Keep: (Shamar) to guard, watch, protect, save, preserve, treasure. The Lord wants to protect me; he watches over me and treasures me.

3) The Lord make his face shine upon you. The Lord is happy; he is smiling when he looks at me. He is proud of the me that he created.

4) The Lord is gracious to me. Gracious: to show favour or kindness. The Lord wants to favour me. he gives me preferential kindness. I can expect good things in my life because the face of God is shining his favour upon me.

5) The Lord turns his face towards me. Papa God's attention is fully turned toward me. he is always watching over and waiting for me. He is not angry at me.

6) The Lord gives me peace. Peace: (Shalom) The Hebrew word is actually Shalom. Shalom is a state of wholeness, without deficiency. The Lord wants me to be whole in all ways - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The Lord gives me all the good things that I need. I lack for nothing.

I may not see the full evidence of all of these blessings in my life at present, but this is God's desire for me. This is what he wants me to understand. His intentions towards me are always to bless and never to harm. He loves me, he loves me, he loves me. And I love him back.

Blessing hugs,

1 comment:

Angela Hoynes said...

That sounds like a good challenge to do! Great face and post x