“The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you; The Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually).” (Numbers 6: 25-26, Amplified Bible, Classic edition)
What a wonderful gaze to receive! How inviting it is to look into the face of God and to see powerful kindness, wisdom, and love. God’s expressive countenance is the very substance and impulse for our lives. As He sees us, so are we seen and known. His vision of us, His focused awareness of who we really are, sustains our true being perpetually and perfectly.
Looking to other people or to the world or to material achievements to tell us who we are or how we are, can’t give us the true “tranquility of heart and life continually” that God’s face shining upon us can do. We can turn our own faces upward, like eager children, to receive this great smile of Love and to look into the eyes of understanding, compassion, approval.
Receive this rich blessing today. I know that you are worthy of it. Don’t wait to seek out divine Love’s face, that ready look of energizing, inspiring, uplifting, comforting affection. You will not find anger or disapproval in God’s view of you. You will find gentleness, wisdom, guidance, assurance, and this will give you your well-deserved and grateful peace.
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