“Whoever brings blessings will be enriched. Whoever waters will themself be watered.”
The word “blessing” comes from the old English word “bledsian” which means to consecrate with blood. The reason why God sent His Son to die on the cross and shed His blood for us was to bless us. That one event in history is what makes it possible for every single person to have an everlasting relationship with Him. This selfless act by our Saviour was motivated by one thing – Love. And there is no greater blessing than someone offering you something that nobody else can give you – Everlasting Life with the Creator of Life.
In the same way that God speaks life over us through the cross, He wants us to speak life wherever we go. The Bible says that the tongue can do 2 things: It can cause mass destruction and pain; or it can build up and create light in someone’s life. (Proverbs 18:21) God wants us as His children to bless others with an unconditional love, and Jesus came to show us how it’s done. But a blessing in more than just words. It needs to be accompanied by actions of love.
In a world where the tendency is to criticize, bully and break down; let’s start a revival of building up and blessing others in love. By building up others, we are not only pleasing God, but also giving hope to people who are lost and lonely. My prayer for you today is that…
The Lord bless you and keep you; make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you
The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. May His favour be upon you and a thousand generations
And your family and your children and their children, and their children