Final words and blessings are meant to propel us into the future anchored to a truth that is meant to transform. Such is the case in Deuteronomy 33, as the Israelites are positioned to cross into the Promised Land and Moses is in his final days of life.
Moses speaks his final blessing first to Reuben, then Levi. Benjamin is third in the lineup. As I peer into 2016, I find my heart longing to be anchored and propelled by the Benjamin Blessing.
Here are our Lord’s words for me, and for you, as we stand on the threshold of a New Year.
About Benjamin He said: Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders. Deuteronomy 33:12
I want to be carried into 2016 riding high and free on the shoulders of Jesus, the Shepherd of my soul.
Three questions remain. They are worth an intentional pause. Will I surrender my self-sufficiency? My self-guidance? And am I up for the ride of my life?
Lord, let it be so.
Jesus has more to say, but its best shared as a private encounter.
Where might we begin?
Praying you can carve out a quiet hour in the next few days. Jesus’ strong arms are ready to lift us up and position us – right where we belong.