Numbers 6:26 (AMP) The Lord… give you peace [a tranquil heart and life].’
Beloved, My peace I’ve given you, so resist the urge to be swept up into the storms that surround you. Instead stay rooted in Me. Be firm in My presence with your gaze on My face. Be encouraged by My countenance as you see it reflect back to you the truth of who I AM and who you are to Me.
Rest in the assurance you find in Me. Allow it to bathe you in My peace. Let that shalom – the peace that wars against chaos – saturate your heart and be reflected in your life and your countenance. May all who see you know you serve the living God, YHVH Shalom – the Lord your peace. Continue reading “Be Bathed in My Peace”
Numbers 6:26 (AMP) The Lord lift up His countenance (face) upon you [with divine approval]…
Beloved, you are My child, and I look upon you with the eyes of love. Just as earthly parents give favor to their children simply because they love them, so I grant My favor to you. You are the apple of My eye – My heart’s desire, deeply precious you are to Me.
Walk in the divine favor you’ve been given. Refuse to walk as one who is unloved or rejected, alone or unprotected; for that is not you. You are accepted and cherished. I see you for who you are, and I find you beautiful. Walk in the truth of who you are to Me. Continue reading “Divine Favor”
Numbers 6:25 (AMP) The Lord… be gracious to you [surrounding you with lovingkindness];
Beloved, I AM kind and good. I AM patient and slow to anger. I surround you with My love and grace. Be like Me. I extend grace where it isn’t warranted, and grant forgiveness where it isn’t earned. Be like Me.
May you so reflect My countenance that looking at your character allows a glimpse of Me. Love well. Be kind. Extend mercy. Walk in the kind of radical faith that causes the atmosphere to shift. Be My vessel to bring heaven into earth. Be like Me. Continue reading “Be Like Me”
Numbers 6:25 (AMP) The Lord make His face shine upon you [with favor]…
Beloved, look to Me. Set your gaze upon My face, and refuse to be distracted or look away. Let the glory of My countenance radically change who you are and how you think. Become more like Me. Think like Me. Expect mountains to move, like Me.
Be so focused on Me that as I make a way where there seems to be no way, not only are you not surprised, but you take it as a matter of course. For I AM God. Nothing is too hard for Me. I make a way for My children as they walk with Me (or I close the way they should not go). So trust Me, and trust Me to lead, for I AM the Waymaker, and the Maker of heaven and earth. Continue reading “The Glory of My Countenance”
Numbers 6:24 (AMP) The Lord bless you, and keep you [protect you, sustain you, and guard you];
Beloved, I AM your strong tower – YHVH Misgab, and your provider – YHVH Jireh. I sustain you and work on your behalf. For I love My children, and I would see them flourish and thrive. Align yourself with Me, and rest in My goodness.
For I AM the bringer of light and love – in Me you find life. So embrace My love, and let it in – refuse to resist it, and see the beauty it brings forth. I AM your all in all. Rest in My love and the abundant life I bring; for beloved, I think you’re worth it. Continue reading “Rest in My Goodness”
Numbers 23:19 (VOICE) God is not a man—He doesn’t lie. God isn’t the son of a man to want to take back what He’s said, Or say something and not follow through, or speak and not act on it.
Beloved, am I not God? Refuse to try to contain Me within the confines of your limited understanding, or limit My abilities by the breadth of your imagination. I AM greater than you can understand, and My authority exceeds any expectation.
I AM faithful and I AM good. My Word is bedrock. You cannot manipulate or control Me, but you can trust Me completely. I have perspective you do not, so trust Me to know what is best and trust Me to keep My promises, for I AM the God of the impossible because nothing is impossible with Me.
Numbers 25:13 (NLT) In this covenant, I give him and his descendants a permanent right to the priesthood, for in his zeal for me, his God, he purified the people of Israel, making them right with me.”
Beloved, burn with holy passion for Me. Zeal without holiness is too easily influenced by the flesh. So be mindful to pursue both – holiness and passion – that you might be righteous in your zeal and reflect My heart.
In your passion, sin not. Let Me set your heart ablaze, and burn away the dross that you might burn with a holy flame. Align your heart with Mine that the things that move Me might also move you. Feel and feel deeply, beloved, and allow your holy passion to be a mighty force for My Kingdom.
Numbers 22:22 (VOICE) Nevertheless, God was angry that Balaam was going. He sent His own messenger as an adversary to stand in Balaam’s way, blocking the prophet’s path. Now Balaam was riding on his donkey, and he had two servants too.
Beloved, press through. Not in the sense of forcing something like a square peg in a round hole, but rather in resisting the urge to give up. I AM at work even when it seems like I’m not. Look for the way I have made for you.
Remember I will hedge your way with thorns, so if you’re not finding a way through, keep looking. I may be the one who has blocked your path. Be willing to turn around or go another direction. Trust Me to move. Trust Me to lead. Trust Me to have a plan and be walking you through it. The plans I have for you are good plans, beloved, so trust in Me. Continue reading “Press Through”
Numbers 23:24 (VOICE) Look at this people rise up like a lion, like a lion who gets up and does not lie down until it devours its prey, even drinking the blood of the slain.
Beloved, rise up at My roar. Refuse to back down. You’ve no need to be intimidated, for the Lord of Hosts is your God and forever will I reign. So stand tall and proud, and take your place beside your King.
Refuse to shrink back, but rather move boldly – empowered by My Spirit, and walk in victory. For with Me, beloved, victory is assured. I AM the victorious One, and you belong to Me.
Numbers 25:12-13 (TPT) So I want you to declare this: “I, your God, do pledge to Phinehas a covenant of peace, not only for him but for his descendants too. I promise they will always be priests because in his jealousy for Me, Phinehas covered the wickedness of the Israelites.”
Beloved, I AM a rewarder of those who pour out their devotion to Me. Just as you have not withheld from Me, so I will not withhold My blessing from you. Beloved, sometimes My blessing is simply staving off a curse or hardship. You may not always be aware of My hand at work, but never doubt that it is.
Just as you are zealous for Me, so I AM zealous for you, beloved. I AM covering you in My peace and positioning you as I have anointed. Walk in the fullness of My blessing. Continue reading “The Fullness of My Blessing”