Today, at Calvary CSM, we heard a powerful message from Pastor James Chapman about how one can quench or grieve the Holy Spirit titled “Limiting the Holy Spirit’s Work.” One of the many greats points made today was that of the power of our spoken word. 

I would expound on that for just a brief moment because someone was a great blessing to my husband this weekend simply by standing in a gap and he didn’t even know. My hope is that I may bless him when all is said and done.

A spoken blessing is a positive, Biblical statement that invokes the blessing of God in the life of another. The power of spoken blessings comes from God, Who Himself “hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3)

Our words have potential to do good or to do harm. The Bible describes the potential impact of our words in verses such as these:

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverbs 18:21).

“Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad” (Proverbs 12:25).

A spoken blessing does good to those who hear it. In the New Testament, the English word bless is a translation of the Greek word eulogeo. According to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, eulogeo means “to speak well of, i.e. (religiously) to bless (thank or invoke a benediction upon, prosper).” When you bless others, you direct God’s goodness to them; you intercede for them—“stand in the gap” for them as you come boldly to the throne of grace in faith. (See Ezekiel 22:30 and Hebrews 4:16.) (Institute in Basic Life Principles)

I encourage you today to bless someone. I would remind you that the Word directs us to bless those who would curse us. Lastly, I would remind you that the tasks that are the most difficult tend to reap the greatest of rewards. You never know just how you could change someone’s day….or life. ☺️

36 thoughts on “Blessings…”

  1. I think it is so important to make sure you are kind to everyone you encounter throughout the day. You never know what they are going through and how your kindness may help them.


  2. You’ve touched upon a very important topic today. We are who we are with all the deeds we do and all the blessings we receive..Thank you for this reminder!


  3. This is so true. Sometimes a simple gesture from someone can brighten your whole day and that person probably had no idea the impact that gesture could have had on you.


  4. Praise God that he has given me the ability to have such a great impact from only the words in my mouth. I pray that they work for good at all times!


  5. Amen, after all the crazy things that happened today, I feel happy to relax and open a post such as this one. It reminds us that me it can be a simple act of kindness, but to the receiver it can mean the world to them.


  6. In our busy world it is easy to forget such a simple thing can have such a huge impact. Thank you for reminding me to slow down and take the time to be a blessing for others!


  7. I live by the saying treat others as you want to be treated. A smile can be contagious and change someones day.


  8. I have only recently given much thought to spoken blessings. I love how you explained it. I want to be more open and audible with blessing others–including my own children!


  9. I love the message, short but very true to the heart, “Be a blessing to someone.” That’s what we all need right now especially with what’s going on with the world.


  10. Speaking blessing into the lives of others is so powerful. Indeed, there is life and death in the power of the tongue.


  11. I pray my words always would be an encouragement and blessing to the heart as yours have been to mine today. I’ve added you to my prayer journal and praying Psalm 91 over you and your family. The world is not a friendly place, but Jesus is a friend to all. Blessings to you!


  12. Yes! Words have the power to lift up or tear down. I have been trying to be more mindful of how I speak to my children – letting them know how special they are in God’s eyes and how much Daddy and Mommy love them. It makes a huge difference in the way they respond to me.


  13. I’m reminded of the passage in James about the power of the tongue. Such a small part of our body, and yet can do great things. What a warning for us that these great things can either be for good or for evil! Thank you for the encouragement to use our words to be a blessing to others!

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