The Blessing Of The Lord

When I was a Youth Minister and Pastor, most year’s the youth would go to youth camp. The day they left, parents would bring them to church, at times, at a very early hour, and see their kids off for the week. Then, at some point, either I or someone would lead a prayer, praying for God to give them safe travels and to have a good week. The prayer was somewhat of a blessing.
In Numbers 6:24-26 we find another beautiful verse of blessing.
The Lord instructed Aaron to pray this prayer of blessing over the people of Israel. It is;
“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.”
Think about those words…
“May the Lord bless you…” To receive the blessing of the Lord is.. well… a blessing. Proverbs 16:9 says, “A man’s heart plans His course, but the Lord determines his steps.” If what we are doing is consistent with God’s will, we will receive the blessing of the Lord.
“May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.” If the Lord smiles on us, the Lord is pleased with what we are doing. Question; is the Lord smiling on what you are doing? If what we are doing is out of God’s will then no, the Lord isn’t smiling on us. But if we are in sync with God, then God smiles on us.
“May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.” We all want the favor of the Lord and to experience his peace.
So, what a blessing to be blessed by God. But that blessing is contingent on doing what God wants us to do. God isn’t going to bless us if we are out of His will.
Today, may the Lord bless all of us and give all of us peace.

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