A BLESSING CAN BE A PRAYER OF COMMISSION, A BIBLE PASSAGE, OR WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. BLESSINGS CAN BE SPOKEN OVER A CHILD FOR THE PURPOSE OF DECLARING GOD’S PROTECTION, JOY, AND WISDOM OVER HIM.
You are loved. Just let that sink in for a minute. You are loved.
This isn’t the sometimes-fickle love we receive from others. You are so loved by your heavenly Father that He chose to send His Son to die for you. He chose you. He calls you beloved son, daughter, child; you mean everything to Him. His love for you is so deep, so wide, that there are no words to accurately describe it. And THAT LOVE is the gift He freely gives each and every one of us.
So why is it so hard for us to love and respect others? If we are operating out of the fullness of God’s love for us, if we truly believe we are loved without question, why do we have the tendency to withhold love from others? Maybe we should stop and ask ourselves if we truly believe that we are loved. How will we ever be able to love those around us well if we don’t first believe we ourselves, are loved? An amazing thing happens when you truly believe that you are loved as a son or daughter and that your position as a beloved child will never change; you are able to love others out of the confidence, freedom, and grace that comes with knowing who you are in Christ. To see that the same God who chose you, who dignified you when you were dead in your sin, loves and dignifies those around you as well.
Take a moment to align yourself in the truth that you are loved—completely loved. Then speak this blessing over your kids.
SPEAK THIS BLESSING OVER YOUR CHILD:
(Child’s name), may you know you are a beloved son or daughter of the Most High God. Your heavenly Father loves you. Even before you were born, His heart burst with love for you. He has chosen you to be His child. Nothing you do will ever change just how much He loves you. May you treat yourself and others with the respect and honor that comes from the position of being a chosen child of God. May the Holy Spirit give you the heart of the Father to see the best in those who can be hard to love and the ability to show love and respect to every person you encounter.