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#TakeFaithHome – July
Have you ever blessed your child? We share with our kids a lot of blessing like food, shelter, love, etc. but many times we don’t think to speak over them affirmations based in the truth of God’s love for them. Regularly speaking a blessing over our children will help reinforce their self-worth and their faith.
There are a few simple elements to a blessing (everyone’s list varies a little):
- Meaningful and appropriate touch
- Words of love and acceptance
- A focus on the future
One example of a blessing from scripture comes from Numbers 6:24-26 –
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”’
Other examples include:
May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your heart and your mind. – Phil 4:7
May the goodness and mercy of God follow you all the days of your life. – Psalm 23:6
- May God strengthen you with power through His Spirit – Eph 3:16
Speaking these scriptural truths over our children will help them experience the promises of God. This month lets work on blessing our kids.
If your interested in reading more about blessing your kids here is an article outlines more ideas and practices. Also, this link will take you to a series of articles written to help parents learn about blessing their children.