- Speak blessings to others. Be proactive. Look for opportunities to bless, validate, and encourage.
- Speak blessings not only to others, but also about others.
- Give specific blessings–personal and appropriate (Gen. 48:1-3, 15-16; 49:28). Envision what God can do in others. Exercise faith on their behalf through a blessing that can transform their future (Heb. 11:20-21).
- Don’t just think it. Say it—now! Don’t wait for the funeral.
- Although there are many everyday opportunities to bless, blessings are also appropriate on special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.)
- Blessings are especially important for those under your leadership or authority. (Wives can encourage their husbands to see the value of blessing their children.)
- Words of blessing cause growth, give hope, and bring healing.
- Blessings turn hearts toward the “Blesser”—our loving, just, and faithful God.
Words are powerful, and death and life are in the power of the tongue. When we curse, demean, diminish, or belittle with our words, we speak lies—Satan’s language. When we speak the truth of God’s Word into people’s lives, we bless them.
Make the wise choice to become a blesser!