Do you believe that you are blessed? Today, I want to encourage you with a blessing that God wants spoken over his children. God instructed Moses to have the priests speak this blessing over the Israelites because He truly wants his children to be blessed. I am going to speak the blessing over you and I sincerely believe God will bless you.
Numbers 6:27 says, “Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them.” (NLT)
I believe God still honors this promise today. I’ve spoken on this podcast before about how believers in Jesus have been adopted into God’s family and, therefore, share in the inheritance and blessings of the people of Israel. This week’s declaration is true not just for the Israelites of old, but it’s true for you and I today.
In my book, Longing to Belong: Discovering the Joy of Acceptance, I talk about the value of a blessing. The book is based on Psalm 139, which says in part, “You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!”
Receiving a blessing from God is “too wonderful” and “too great to understand” because his blessing is transformative. God’s blessing involves more than speaking words of affirmation over you.
According to Psalm 139:5, your heavenly Father places his hand of blessing on your head, which means he singles you out. He focuses solely on you as he speaks into your heart to affirm your great worth and bright future. God’s blessing always includes an active commitment on His part to see it through. God wants the blessing in Numbers 6:22-27 spoken over you because he wants to protect you, smile on you, be gracious to you, show you his favor and give you peace. You are indeed blessed!
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This week’s scripture: Numbers 6:22-27