And he blessed him and said, Blessed (favored with blessings, made blissful, joyful) be Abram by God Most High, Possessor and Maker of heaven and earth, Genesis 14:19 (AMP)
Last spring the children at church were giving a special offering, and I was helping to usher them down the hall. It was Resurrection Sunday, and they looked beautiful in their Sunday best.
The usher with me said, “We should be speaking words.” I wasn’t quite sure what he meant until he led the way by saying to a child, “You’re a leader.” To another he said, “You are amazing!” I got it and immediately joined in. “God loves you.” “You’re a blessing.” “You are rich.” We know it’s God’s will for people to be healed, blessed and prosperous. So when prompted to declare those things, we can rest assured that God will back us up.
In Genesis 27 Isaac blessed Jacob. In Genesis 14 Melchizedek blessed Abram. In Mark 10 Jesus blessed the little children. Did these incidents require a special ceremony? Surprisingly, not, in each case words were spoken. Not just words, but faith-filled words, declaring the heart of God.
Today when words of blessing come to mind to speak out loud, don’t hesitate. Say That!
Success and Progress!