Last Sunday, and yes, I’m late with the write up of something that has been pressing on my heart – that’s what happens around here. Anyway, last Sunday, the sermon was about Love and Affirmation, and blessing your children, and how God has blessed us.
The Pastor quoted Bobb Biehl’s 8 insatiable needs of a person:
He also listed the 5 blessings of a family as found in Gary Smalley’s book, Gift of the Blessing, then backed them up with Scriptural examples of how God has blessed us:
- Meaningful touch (Eph 1:4)
- Spoken Word (Eph 1:9)
- Attaching a high value to the one being blessed (Eph 1:5)
- Picturing a special future for the one being blessed (Eph 1:10-11)
- an active commitment to fulfill the blessing. (Eph 1:12, Phil. 1:6, 4:19)
It’s something I’ve been thinking over all week. I’m going to take some time today or tomorrow and write up a few blessings, not just for my kids, but for my DH as well. Not sure if I will post them here (Maybe I’ll post a censored, internet safe version. Depends on how I feel about it after I write them.), but I will do this.