123rf: Cathy Yeulet
Speak blessings over your kids by Carey Scott “Sara, you’re beautiful and smart… and you have Jesus in your heart! Now go be the light of the world!”
Do you do that?
Those are words I say to my daughter as she heads off to school each morning. Usually, she smiles at me and says, “Mom, you always say that!”
By definition, a blessing is the infusion of something with holiness, divine will, or one’s hope or approval. So when we speak out a blessing for our kids, we are speaking out our hope for their lives as well as endowing God’s love, power and grace into them.
She’s right… I do. Why?
Why is it important to say these blessings out loud to them?
Because I am speaking a blessing into her life. Words are so powerful and when we speak truth and life into our kids, it helps set them up for success.
Because we love our children and want them to know we desire the best for them.
Because words are powerful both for the one who speaks them and the one who receives them.
Because doing so helps convince our kids that God cares and loves them, is present for them, and has a divine
I wonder… do you bless your children? I’m not talking about those simple words you mutter after they sneeze. I’m talking about speaking out blessings over your kids.
Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Psalm 112:2