Make Your Face Shine


May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us …

–Psalm 67:1 NIV

How do you “read” a person? You look at the person’s face. What do you see? A frown of disappointment, a tear of sadness, wide eyes in surprise, a sneer of revenge, a look of love, a smile of joy?

What does God’s face tell you? How does He “shine” His face on you? Could it be that He smiles at you? If yes, could a smile from you shine His light on others?

This well-known blessing has been memorized and recited for generations: “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 NIV).

As God’s child, shine your face (smile) on everyone you meet. Be gracious to them, and turn your face toward others, giving them a smile of peace. It will make a difference in their day—for real!

Prayer Focus

  • Pray that your face will shine with God’s peace and joy for everyone you meet.
  • Pray that a smile will be a permanent expression on your face—a blessing for all, including you.
Angela Shears

Angela Shears

Angela Rickabaugh Shears gives God all the glory for establishing her editing and writing business 15 years ago. She is excited and blessed to be involved with several Christian publishing companies and hundreds of Christian authors worldwide who are devoted to sharing God's message.
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