Do you know Beloved that I AM always smiling upon you? You are My Little Jewels, you are My Delight. I always make My face to shine upon you. You have been born again. You are My Beloved Child, the apple of My eye.
There is nothing more for you to do. You do not have to earn My Love and approval. It is all found in My Son. Whom the Son has set free is free indeed.
Free to be loved and to love. We have a new covenant written in the Blood of the Lamb. Nothing is required on your part. ALL was accomplished at the Glorious Cross. So bask in the warmth of My never failing Love.
When you look to Me, know that I am smiling down upon you with complete delight. I withhold NO good thing from My Children. Though things may look bleak at times to you, keep walking by faith and not by sight.
You are a Child of Light. I shall always bless you and keep you, even unto your old age. Walk in the Light of My Smiling Countenance.
Two of the most common Hebrew words in the Bible for DELIGHT are hepes, “to bend towards, to be inclined towards [an object or person], ” and rasa, “to delight or take pleasure in.”
“For the LORD takes PLEASURE in His people; He will BEAUTIFY the afflicted ones with salvation.(healing, prosperity, safety, provision, and peace)” Psalms 149:4.
“The LORD their God will save His people on that day as a Shepherd saves His flock. They will sparkle in His land like JEWELS in a crown” Zechariah 9:16.
“You have made my heart beat faster, My sister, My bride; You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes, With a single strand of your necklace. Your love delights Me, My TREASURE, My bride. Your love is better than wine, your perfume more fragrant than spices” Song of Solomon 4:9.
“For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ” 2 Corinthians 4:6.
“The Lord blesses you and keeps you
The Lord’s Face is shining upon you (smiling) and He is always gracious unto you
The Lord lifts up His countenance upon you and gives you peace” Numbers 6:24-26.
“It is finished”
The phrase, “May the LORD lift up His face toward you” (יִשָּׂא יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ) provides a picture of God holding you up in His arms, as a delighted father might hold up his young child in joy…. God “lifts up His face” as He holds you up in divine joy!
~Deborah Waldron Fry