What's In A Number?
I have now come to my ‘three score’ years mentioned in Psalm 90:10 and am very interested in what God has to say about this for me today, considering the season we are living in!
I started my celebratory activities last week, treating myself and I know that there is more to come (looking forward to it) so I need to face it well with as many smiles as possible. Meaning not be too downhearted by the gnawing thought of being ‘old’!
My parents lived well past their ‘three score and ten’ so I too am interested in doing the same if possible. My husband’s family has a run of relatives that have reached a century but it’s in the progress of that journey that I am wanting to know how I may do well in!
From the Hebrew alphabet – (check out more from the link HERE)
‘The letter Samekh is the 15th letter of the Aleph-Bet, having the numeric value of 60.’
‘The root of the word Samekh means ‘to lean upon,’ ‘to uphold’, or ‘to support.’
‘Samekh is also the letter for Sukkah, indicating that God’s omnipresence is our support and shelter.’
‘The letter Samekh represents the number 60, and some of the Jewish sages have noted that this is the same number of letters found in the Birkat Kohanim – the ‘Priestly Blessing’ found in Numbers 6:23-27.’
The Aaronic Blessing – Numbers 6:22-27 MSG
22-23 God spoke to Moses: “Tell Aaron and his sons, This is how you are to bless the People of Israel. Say to them,
24 God bless you and keep you, 25 God smile on you and gift you, 26 God look you full in the face and make you prosper.
27 In so doing, they will place my name on the People of Israel— I will confirm it by blessing them.”
‘The Miracle of Samekh – The letter Nun, which immediately precedes the letter Samekh in the alphabet, suggests someone who is ‘bent’, or someone who humbles himself in brokenness and submission to the Lord God. Putting these two letters together, we have the Hebrew word nes, miracle.’
‘A person of faith is a walking miracle! The Lord give support to the fallen and broken ones who put their trust in Him.’
Wow if God, through the Hebrew language can put that much into a number, then I am going to choose to do justice to it and step into this next decade exhibiting to as many as possible around me on my journey – that I am willing to lean on and ask of my Heavenly Father for his support in all I do for Him!
And as mentioned above, by adding my humble submission to all my Heavenly Father places in my hands for the season to come, I hope in and believe to see God perform miracles and the supernatural for my next decade. How exciting will this be!
Recently my siblings and I were able to come together to celebrate our parents’ legacy of bold audacious prayer, so I hope to do the same for the generation that come after me through my children and grandchildren.
I don’t want to be feeling that I am lagging behind the army God has placed me to be part of on this journey…
‘Suddenly, God, you floodlight my life; I’m blazing with glory, God’s glory! I smash the bands of marauders; I vault the highest fences.’ – Ps 18:29 MSG
But I wish to be ‘ablaze’ with all God desires to equip me with to get the job done that he prepared in advance for me to do for Him! (Ephesians 2:10)
So, I am going to rise up each morning:
1. Hear for His instruction – Ps 32:8
2. Know my prayer has been heard – Luke 1:13
3. Believe without a doubt that nothing is impossible with God – Luke 1:37
AMEN – BRING IT ON!