Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! I enjoy this little holiday with the colors, the food and especially the Irish Blessings! There is something that makes you feel so good when you read or hear a nice blessing.
Isn’t it wonderful that our Lord has provided abundant blessings for us?
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Ephesians 1:3
It is fascinating to me to research the power of a Biblical blessing. A spoken blessing is a positive, Biblical statement that invokes the blessing of God in the life of another. The power of spoken blessings comes from God, Who Himself “hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).
Our words have potential to do good or to do harm. A spoken blessing does good to those who hear it. A prayer of blessing is also powerful. Currently I am reading in Proverbs and pray for blessings for my boys from those verses. That the Lord would bless them with diligence, integrity, honesty etc.
It has been said that we as Christians are “blessed to be a blessing”. As we reflect on the richness of God’s blessings, may we seek out opportunities to speak and show through action blessings to those around us.