A Blessed Home
Written by: Torrie Slaughter
Numbers 6:22-27 The Lord said to Moses, 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:
24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”‘
27 “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.
There are several songs that I love to sing and permeate my space. The Blessing is one of them. If you haven’t heard this incredible song by Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes, I highly recommend looking it up on YouTube.
While the Lord was instructing Moses on setting up the tabernacle, consecrating the people, and bringing an offering, I asked: what could I learn? How is my posture in worship? That is a question for all who claim that Jesus Christ is Lord.
All too often, there is a disconnect between the heart and the mind. How do we solve the problem of communication with our Lord? We pray! We talk to God and listen for His guidance.
The last few years have brought tremendous change for everyone. We were all affected in some way by the pandemic. God wanted us to deliver our offerings before Him so that we could be of more excellent service to His people.
Serve Him with gladness. We need not gain permission from other humans to give our best to our God. That is an attack of the enemy and an explicit scheme to create division. If we are holy and set apart, we ought to bless even our enemies and stand aside to let the Lord deal with their transgressions.
Numbers chapter 7 lists the offerings made by the head of each tribe. It wasn’t a competition but a beautiful housewarming gift for Israel’s people to the Lord Almighty. In every house of worship we enter into; we should give our best and not worry about attacks from the enemy (hearts of the pagans). Your gifts are needed, and Jesus wants you to sing praise and be a joyful addition to the body of Christ.
May He bless us as we transform the way we bring others to His house of worship.