The Lord bless you and watch, guard and keep you; 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. –Numbers 6:24-26
We need to speak affirming words over people. We need to resurrect this benediction in Numbers 6:24-26.
In other words, God’s smiling at you. Think about it. Every time you smile at someone, you’re saying to them, “I approve of you. I accept you. You’re cool.”
God not only approves of you, He’s smiling over you. He loves you! You need to get that so deeply rooted within your heart that nothing can every take it from you.
When you’re rooted in God’s love, He’s going to help you stand up in faith and start walking in obedience to Him. But you can’t go up in faith and start walking in obedience to Him. But you can’t go ahead of Him trying to do good works on your own. You have to know the Word so that you can know who you are in Christ.
In Psalm 18:19, David said, “God is pleased with me.” David wasn’t perfect, but he knew God delighted in him. God is pleased with you too. Get that truth down inside you. He is smiling over you and He loves you very much. God approves of you!
From the book “Promises for our everyday lives”