Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday

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

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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.

17 comments:

  1. Great post (and beautiful picture). I pray your day is blessed. (You have a lovely blog).

    Joan

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  2. Amen! May we never forget that we have the light of Christ w/in us to bless others. Thanks for this great post today. Happy WFW!

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  3. Love the thoughts and blessings. I also did a St. Patrick's theme today.
    Blessings,
    Amy

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  4. Blessings from the One who is your maker and the source of all blessings.
    Lovely match of picture and verse.

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  5. Beautiful picture and scripture. Thank you.

    Happy St. Paddy's Day.

    Have a wonderful day.

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  6. wonderful! Thank you for sharing - happy WFW and St Patty's Day! :)

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  7. happy WFW and St. Patty's day!!
    hugs!

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  8. Beautiful St Patricks Day post.
    I thought I was already a follower but I guess I had not officially added, so I did !
    Blessings to you my dear friend, have a great day !

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  9. Thank God for all His blessings. Blessings ~

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  10. I love that - we are blessed to be a blessing!! Hope you are having a wonderful day:)

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  11. God has been bringing this to mind lately. I want to bless!

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  12. Wonderful post and picture! I'm a big believer in blessing at least 10 people a day with a kind word, compliment, etc. It makes their day and it makes me feel good! I know that it's b/c God has blessed my life so much that I feel the need to bless others in the best way I know how.

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  13. You know I pray the same for my girls...it's so comforting to know that there are mommas of boys doing the same! What a BLESSING!

    peace!
    lori

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  14. So beautiful. Blessed to be a blessing...how true!

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  15. Ooooo, I loved this. Yesterday, when reading the Passover haggadah (order of service) I noticed that it opens with a blessing.

    When I took a crash course in Hebrew one summer, I notice then that the Jews say a lot of blessings...

    My point is... as Christians, we pray, but how often do we speak a blessing (a positive word) over others?

    Will muse on this some more Joyfull... THANKS!

    Happy St. Paddy's Day. :~D

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  16. Yes, blessed to bless!

    Enjoyed a first visit. Come see me!

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  17. This is such a beautiful post! Great words to live by! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! Stop by my blog to enter my Harney and Son’s “Irish Breakfast Tea” Giveaway. Just post a comment.

    Best Blessings, KJ

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Thank you for sharing your commment. It is a joy and blessing to hear from you and your words are appreciated.