What every mom needs to have for each of her children…

family Jul 04, 2017

By: Manuela Castellanos 


At the beginning of every year, we usually write down our dreams and the promises God has given us. This year, I felt God gave me a Word (or promise) for my three children.


“The Lord bless you and keep you;

the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

the Lord lift up his face upon you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:22-27


When God gave me this promise, I determined to make it my own. I put into practice a few simple things I want to share with you today, so you can also claim what He has told you for yourself and family!


1.Pray for my kids every day based on the Word.

I started to do this at night as we got ready for bed. I pray it out loud as I put my hand on their heads and bless them every night,


2.Make the promise something visual.

I have a very cute chalkboard in our bedroom where I write out our promises. It helps me remember it before going to sleep, and when I wake up, it’s the first thing I see.


3.Study the meaning of each word of this promise in Numbers 6.

One of the things I enjoy the most is a good book. Every month I choose 3 to 4 books to study. In March, I found a book from a great teacher and pastor, John Hagee. His book is called The Power of the Prophetic Blessing. When I began to read it, I came upon a chapter dedicated to explain every aspect of this promise.


I knew it had been God who had orchestrated everything. He not only wanted me to pray for my children and memorize the Word, but for me to understand it at its depths so it could be fully effective.


And so, to conclude, I’d like to share a few of the excerpts from the book that really impacted me:


“The Lord bless you”

It tells us that God’s blessing is complete. We were born to be blessed. This blessing calls upon God’s favor for every area: emotional, physical, material and social (our relationship with other people).


“The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you”

This promises us that God will make His presence shine upon us. As a consequence, we will be able to dwell in the presence of God and receive the light that comes from the Word.


“The Lord lift up his face upon you”

This simply means that the Lord will smile over His children. This promise concludes releasing divine peace, Shalom, which is a supernatural element that means it is finished or it has been made complete.

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