Fret-Free Friday: Shalom
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD, and called it Jehovah-shalom (Judges 6:24).
The Jewish word "shalom" is much more than a casual social greeting. It is also a prayer, a blessing, a deep desire, and a benediction. Shalom is packed with the full blessing of God. In Hebrew, the word has many significant meanings that are used throughout the Scriptures. The following blessing is a compilation of those meanings.
May you be whole in body, soul, and spirit as a result of being in harmony with God's will and purpose for your life. May His peace be your covering, may your heart know His fullness, and by His mighty power may you know victory over every enemy.
May God bring to pass the deepest desires of your heart.
May you know the healing power of His presence and the restoration of every broken relationship.
Through His sufficiency, may every need that you face be met by His limitless resources.
May His covenant promises be fulfilled in your life and in your family.
May He bring you the greatest measure of contentment and the deepest satisfaction that your heart can possibly know.
The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
the LORD life up His countenance upon you and give you peace.
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