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New Years Blessing

“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 toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

This is my wish for you in the coming New Year. It was a Aaronic benediction used by priests in the Old Testament. The phrase “make his face shine upon you” was meant as “may you have acceptance and favor with the Lord” (according my NIV study Bible). When I read it, I had a different picture.

The image I saw was a mother watching her precious child through sparkling eyes, her face shining with unconditional love. That is the way I like to think of my Lord looking over me. He is beaming with acceptance because I am His. I don’t have to hope for or look for His favor. It is already there.

Each day, may you remember that this Priestly Blessing is yours to claim and know that His face does shine upon you, His precious child.

How you drawing closer to the Lord this year?

Box of Chocolates

According to Forest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.”
That may be true. The future is largely unpredictable. But when you trust in the Lord, you don’t have to fear what may come.
“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.” Psalm 18:32
Recently, I felt discouraged but told the Lord that would accept whatever He gave me. The following week and a half was filled with a string of answered prayer. I thanked the Lord for one, then another answer would occur. I’m on a spiritual high right now. What will happen when this roller coaster of life turns downward? I’ll trust God with the same faith I have while basking in his blessings.