2 Minutes - SILENCE, STILLNESS AND CENTERING WITH GOD
22 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.”
Dallas Willard (who lost his mother as a young child) writes of a little boy whose mom had died. He was especially sad and lonely at night. He would come into his father’s room and ask if he could sleep with him. Even then he could not rest until he knew not only that he was with his father but that his father’s face was turned toward him.
“Father, is your face turned toward me now?” Yes, his father would say. You are not alone. I’m with you. My face is turned toward you. When at last he was assured of this, he could rest.
I want to live with God’s face toward me. I want to experience—in the dark of night as well as the light of day—the reality that Moses prayed for: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you.” (GICTYT, p.17)
How does it feel to know that God’s face is turned toward you, to bless you, to be gracious toward you, and to give you peace?
Silence and Listen for God's Response