Blessing is a word we use often in church culture, but it’s a reality that’s under-used in everyday life. The lack of intentional blessing is one of the reasons so many families, relationships, and nations are a mess. We neglect, or even refuse, to bless our spouses when we feel they’re not meeting our needs. We expect our children to obey and succeed before granting them a blessing as a conditional reward.

To hold back blessing from anyone can be the same as cursing them, because where there’s a lack of blessing, something else will fill the void—pain, bitterness, poverty, and fears of rejection, failure, and loss. But, even when there’s been damage, genuine, loving blessing can transform rejection and wounding into grace and glory.

Blessing equips what faith believes. It recognizes, declares, encourages, resources, and empowers others in the identity for which God created them. Blessing is your natural life of generosity overflowing from your supernatural state of grace. Purposefully blessing your family encourages them with faith, equips them with hope, and empowers them with love. Blessing speaks peace, joy, health, and abundance now, and in generations to come. Blessing is your natural life of generosity overflowing from your supernatural state of grace. 

You are loved. You are appreciated. You are celebrated by your heavenly Father. Nothing that’s happened to you is stronger than the love, grace, joy, peace, and healing he has for you. He loves turning places of pain and trouble into gateways of hope and blessings. Go through a gate today by seeing yourself as he does: free, whole, brilliant, and powerful. Then become a blessing to others by living that way.

“The Lord will bless you and keep you. He will illuminate himself to you, and be so gracious to you. The Lord will see you face to face, and give you peace and wholeness” (Numbers 6:24-26).

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