The Power of a Blessing

lightstock_322583_download_medium_angela_The Pow­er of Words part Three!

Just as we can curse anoth­er with a casu­al word, we can also bless. Think about a time when some­one spoke into your life a bless­ing. It prob­a­bly warmed your heart and made you smile. It plant­ed good seed in your heart.

The words we use have pow­er! They have pow­er to lift up or tear down.

James 3:6 says,

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniq­ui­ty; the tongue is set among our mem­bers as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

That is some pow­er­ful imagery. What I want to point out in this pas­sage is that the tongue, the words spo­ken, will set the course of our lives! That should give every par­ent a pause to con­sid­er the words spo­ken to our chil­dren. We have the pow­er to set the course of our children’s lives!

A bless­ing that is con­tin­u­al­ly spo­ken over a child will become a real­i­ty in their life. So what is a bless­ing? Take a moment and think about what you want for your child’s life? Devel­op a bless­ing specif­i­cal­ly for them. Then speak it reg­u­lar­ly. Tell that child what you see in their future.

I believe in you and I always will.”

You are spe­cial and smart!”

You will do great things for God!”

This prin­ci­ple applies to not only our chil­dren but every per­son we come in con­tact with. Every­one longs to hear a bless­ing. Who doesn’t want to be told that anoth­er human being believes in them?

No mat­ter the age, it is not too late to speak into a life a bless­ing or pos­i­tive word of encour­age­ment. Your words have pow­er so wield that pow­er care­ful­ly. Let the words that come out of your mouth speak life and not death.

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