When Pastor David Eldridge prayed Numbers 6:24–26 over our TAB Media Group team last week during our annual staff retreat, I couldn’t help but smile.
Several mentors have prayed that same passage over me through the years, and a few months ago, my friend, Pam, gave me a beautiful magnet with the Scripture printed on it.
Each time I open my refrigerator at home, I’m reminded of her prayer for me — and it always calms my spirit.
The reason Pam even had the magnet to give me also inspires me. “It’s my ministry,” she explained, noting she keeps several on hand and waits patiently on a prompting by the Holy Spirit for when and to whom to give one of the magnets.
Another friend makes small wooden crosses and hangs them on a rope the perfect length for a necklace. He and his wife use the crosses as their ministry to share hope with those they meet as well as to open the door for a gospel conversation.
God working through His people
As I was thinking about all of these friends and voicing a prayer of gratitude for each of them, I was reminded of the countless stories about similar individual ministry efforts our team has been privileged to share through the years. Each week in the print edition and through a continuous flow of content online, you’ll find story after story of how God is working through His people. The content we share also demonstrates how each of us can pinpoint our calling as well as where we can spend our energy as we all work together toward the ultimate goal of loving Jesus and making Him known.
When we are in that space, we can then fully understand the summary note the Lord impressed on Moses to share with Aaron and his sons in Numbers 6. The concluding verse of that chapter (verse 27) says, “In this way they will pronounce my name over the Israelites, and I will bless them.”
According to the commentary notes in my Experiencing God Bible (a big thank you to Ric Camp and Shelby Association for the incredible gift), “Blessing marks you as belonging to God. Is it clear to others that you belong to God?”
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