Have you ever heard your words echo in your mind, then wished you had said them a little differently? Maybe your words were too critical or too harsh?
The Word of God tells us that "death and life are in the power of the tongue" (Proverbs 18:21).
Do the words you speak bring life to those who hear them? Or, do your words crush their spirits?
There is a way to speak encouragement and life and to engage God's authority within your loved ones' lives. The spoken blessing was designed by God for this purpose.
In the beginning, God gave us the example that our words are to bring forth life. He spoke and the world was created. He spoke to Adam and Eve, saying "Be fruitful and multiply." As His words become our words, they will cause life instead of death to those who hear them.
May you speak, with joy and confidence, words of life over your loved ones, for God's Word does not return to Him empty without accomplishing its intent (Isaiah 55:11).
May you witness His words and His life being fulfilled in the lives of your family and friends.