by Pastor Ken
May the LORD bless you and protect you. May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.
Numbers 6:24-26 NLT
This is the blessing God gave the priests. It is a beautiful promise of God’s love, protection, and blessing; authored and spoken by God Himself.
Today I am asking that you apply this three-fold blessing to your own life because:
We need God’s protection in the unsafe world we live in. So “May the LORD bless you and protect you.”
We need God’s grace because we are all sinners. Without Him, we are lost. But when we accept God’s gift of salvation we can receive the blessings intended for us. So, “May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you.”
We need the inner-peace that can only be found in God in order to navigate life. So, “May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.”
God never calls any of us to do anything without the peace and protection of His presence. So don’t be shy or afraid to ask God for His blessings. Recite today’s verses as well as the LORD’s Prayer (Matthew 6:11-13) and claim them for your own…because they are.
Prayer: Jesus, You are the Prince of Peace, so fill me with Your peace and let me enjoy every moment of my life knowing You are there. In Your name, I pray, amen.