Monday, 5 August 2013

Snapshots From The Bible Week 31~ Numbers 6:24-26 God's blessings



Numbers 6 V 24-26

‘The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.’

Yesterday we posted Sanchez’s version of, ‘Amazing Grace’ on ~IB~ which speaks about the way God views us in easy to understand terms whilst projecting the core of the Christian message. This verse epitomises God’s attitude towards us regardless of race, religion or any other discriminating factor. It speaks of God’s love for us through the reassurances projected within the vision of God’s face shining on us. You cannot imagine God’s face shining unless He is smiling, welcoming us into His world.

The word gracious is rarely used these days yet it is very descriptive with its essence in grace, very apt as God is all about grace and mercy. No wonder this is used as a blessing, a powerful affirmation stating God’s intentions towards us, His people.

This is a great verse to learn by heart and call to mind in challenging times. It contains all the reassurances we need to face any situation. God is not just watching us, He is turning towards us, helping us and giving peace in the midst of all things. This can be hard to grasp at times but the bottom line is, we struggle to get ourselves out of difficult situations instead of asking God to help and following through by accepting His leads. When we trust, amazing things happen and life moves in ways we could not have predicted.

We looked at fear earlier this week and the fact that it is not a reality. If we allow God to work in our lives we really have nothing to fear. Understand that we have the power within can change our whole approach to life.

Peace is always within us but sadly we can shut the door on it inadvertently whilst we torment ourselves with thoughts and feelings instead of switching on the inner core of calm. We would do well to pay more attention to this verse and the blessings it brings, being a source of comfort and reminder that God is with us at all times.
 
Jaz McKenzie

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