The Big Deal about Blessing

Every moment of the day is filled with the opportunity to pour out of our mouths blessings upon those around us.  Out of our mouth flows what is in our heart.  From our heart, two streams flow – blessings or curses.  The choice is up to you which stream flows.

James, the author of the book of James in the New Testament, encourages us to watch our mouths and choose to bless. Our mouths are filled with great power. Daddy God created all of creation with the power of His mouth. Likewise, we can create things with our mouth which is why it is imperitive to watch our mouths.

In the book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, there was a woman named Rebekah who married Isaac. Departing her uncle’s home permanently to be joined with her husband and his family, her uncle would not allow her to leave until he blessed her. In 24 words, he changed the trajectory of her life and set in motion the future of a powerful nation still in existence today:

“Our sister, may you become the mother of thousands of ten thousands and may your descendants possess the gates of those who hate them.” (Genesis 24:60)

Rebekah married Isaac.  Marrying Isaac was marrying into the house of Abraham, the father of the nation of Israel.  Though at the mention of this blessing, Abraham only had two sons. It was the calling and blessing of God upon Abraham’s life to have a family who would be greater than the sands on the seashore and the number of stars in the sky.  (Genesis 22:17) Out of those 24 words of blessing, Jacob was born. Jacob’s name later would be changed to Israel.

Today, a whole nation is born out of Rebekah.  Israel is a small tiny nation with enemies all around but they are possessing the gates of them who hate them.

Rebekah was not a biological heir to Abraham. She chose to marry the biological heir of Abraham.  Yet, because of the blessing said upon her, she became the mother of thousands of ten thousands and her descendants has possessed the gates of those who hate them.

If 24 words of blessing upon a woman whose womb could birth a powerful nation still in existence today, how much more could the words you speak over your loved ones, co-workers, or even complete strangers, could alter their future?  Maybe even generations upon generations after them? Be sure the stream flowing from your mouth is filled with blessing.  May the stream become a flowing, mighty river of blessings to all around you.

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.  Ephesians 4:29

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