There is power in giving a blessing. In the Old Testament, the term blessing means “to bow the knee” or “to show honor.” It also means to add value, as in adding gold coins to the scale. To bless someone is to show gracious kindness or to give honor by intentionally ascribing God’s promise to another.
Two simple truths to remember:
A. You need a blessing.
You were made to experience a blessing.
B. You were created to bless.
Be imitators of God. Mirror God by blessing others.
Read Ephesians 5:1-2
“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.”
Share / Discuss
• What is the difference between a compliment and the blessing?
• Did you receive a blessing when you were a child?
Read Ephesians 3:1
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,”
Add value to those at your table (or those around you). Bless them by ascribing a promise of God. Affirm a trait or quality you see in them. Bless them.
The Blessing Challenge
Bless at least 3 people this week:
1. Your Children
2. Your spouse / friend or co-worker
3. Parents or an older person who has impacted you.