My life has been greatly impacted by people speaking words of encouragment to me. Times when I wasn’t sure I could make it, they said it would be okay. Times when I prayed for Jesus to show His love, His people acted and blessed.
Blessings and being blessed are in the Bible so often! God blessed Adam and Eve in the garden. The Israelites were blessed when they followed God. Issac blessed Jacob. Ruth was blessed when she was willing to go with Naomi her mother in law. And God showered them with blessing…. It’s no wondered we desire to by blessed and receive approval. Jesus created it!
Words spoken in love empower, bring life and a feeling of worth. Death and Life are in the power of the tongue… Proverbs 18:21
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 Sometimes we may be the answer to a friend’s prayer. I believe Jesus speaks to us and we need to be willing to act. If we are His hands and feet, then we need to listen. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not loose his reward. Mark 9:41 For myself, I can struggle to be wiling to say aloud what I am feeling, but we can write! Give a note of blessing if speaking aloud comes hard. Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do. Proverbs 3:27
We long to be blessed and receive approval from our parents, husband or wife, and those of great significance to us. Maybe today Jesus is asking us to be the blessing. It is a challenge to me to be willing to seek out whom I can bless. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Let us try harder to allow Jesus to make us a blessing and not to with hold those words of life from people!