“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”
NEWSFLASH: They’re wrong! There is no doubt that sticks and stones can do some serious damage but words can be just as harmful…. though less obvious to the naked eye. But they can also be incredibly positive when used properly.
So we see that the power of our spoken blessings flows first of all from the abundance of our Creator’s own blessedness – and from His wise and loving intention to bless His children with whatever is truly our highest good. When we verbalize a blessing upon others, we have the privilege of taking part in channeling God’s goodness to them and in directing them into the Lord’s will.
When we center our lives on Christ and allow His Spirit to control us, we find ourselves wanting to do all we can for those we love most – to give them the highest and best gifts we can. And nothing is higher and better than God’s blessing. What amazing grace it is that God allows us to be His instruments for directing His blessing into their lives!
~ Excerpted from The Power of Spoken Blessings by Bill Gothard