Say 'God bless you'
'Whenever [you] bless...people...in my name, I myself will bless them.' Numbers 6:27 NLT
God's Word is impregnated with life, wisdom, truth, power and potential. When he created the world, he simply said, 'Let there be.' Every word he speaks - contains the power to create whatever he says. Every promise he makes - contains the seeds of its own fulfilment. Those seeds have a scheduled season for fulfilment in your life, and when they're watered with confident, faith-filled prayer, standing squarely on the Scriptures and patiently awaiting God's timing - his Word cannot fail. Once you grasp this truth, the words 'God bless you' become loaded! Speaking them releases God's blessing into our lives. When you say, 'God bless you,' God backs you up. 'Whenever [you] bless...people...in my name, I myself will bless them' (Numbers 6:27 NLT).
So if you want to bless your loved ones, speak these words of blessing to them: 'The Lord bless you and protect you...and be gracious to you...show you his favour and give you his peace' (Numbers 6:24-26 NLT). Asking someone, 'How are you?' is an expression of courtesy and care. And when you say, 'Have a nice day,' you sincerely mean it. But when you say, 'God bless you,' and understand the scriptural truth behind those words, God's blessing can change that person's life!
Author Kate Nowak says: 'It should be a habit, this business of blessing others...I've come to realise it's one of the most powerful and practical ways for reconnecting with each other, our world and life itself...the most phenomenal way possible to lead us to happiness and success. A blessing is a sweet release from pain...an ancient key to a successful and fulfilling life.'
Soulfood: 2 Chr 8-11, John 11:17-27, Ps 8, Pro 26:23-26