“The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26
I’m currently obsessed with the Kari Jobe song “The Blessing” that is based off of this verse. Some of the other lyrics are:
He is with you
In the Morning, in the Evening
In your Coming
And your Going
In your Weeping and Rejoicing
He is for you, He is for you
This song has been really good for me during this time because it reminds me of what is true about God. Most of the time I sing it as loud as I can as I dance around my kitchen (my kids are getting a little tired of it lol).
Imagine with me that God is always playing a song for you; his very existence, his character, his love, it’s all a soundtrack of sorts for your life. It’s a song about his faithfulness, his nearness, the way he’s working and moving on your behalf. Our relationship with Him, our prayer and worship, is simply a response to that song, to what’s true. When I listen to a song like “The Blessing,” or am just connecting with God on my own, I’m leaning in to hear what’s true about God and what’s true about myself in Him.
If you’re being bombarded with lots of other noise right now, whether from your own feelings or from the news and circumstances, I’d encourage you now more than ever, to listen for the soundtrack of God. There’s a reality about Gods presence, character, and love, that is always playing. This “song,” or what is true, can be heard as thoughts God gives you, a sense of his nearness, you can read it in the Bible, or in songs. You can hear it when you look at the beauty of nature or when your heart is full after talking to a friend. It’s always playing, it just sometimes can be harder to hear when there’s a lot of other noise vying for your attention. Take time to listen for the song he’s playing for you, thank him for who He is, connect with the gift of his presence and love he’s offering every day. Maybe even dance in your kitchen to the song you hear 😉
Here’s a link to the song The Blessing.