Monday, January 20, 2020

Give a Blessing

There are many things we 
are able to do as grandmas which make a significant difference in the lives of our children and grandchildren, but one big one is for us to "bless" them. Now, if you did not grow up receiving Scripture blessings as a child, or if you have not been taught what it is to bless or how to do it, honestly it may be a a challenge to get in the "habit". I did not grow up with this and did not even know about it until a few years ago, so I find making this a part of what I always do with my grandsons is something challenging. However; it absolutely is something I want to be part of what I do with them. I understand the whys for it and so one of the things I want to do with them this year, is make giving a Scripture blessing a part of what happens at poppa and grandma's house.

So, I am challenging you to do this as well; "bless" your grandchildren whenever they leave your home. The Bible has many blessings in it and giving a blessing to your grandchildren is a really powerful thing. You may choose your own blessing to give from a favorite Bible verse or use this one from Psalm 86 to try . . . 

"Dear God, thank You for Your love for _____ which is tender and kind! Please strengthen him/her and let him/her see how You make a show of how much You love him/her! Thank You, Amen!"

I plan to put this blessing on paper - make it "pretty" and hang it in my dining room, so we are able to see it - may help me remember, while I'm making it part of what happens at our house. So, for the coming week, I'd like to challenge you to "bless" your grandchildren! What could be a better way for you to tell them "good-bye"? :-)

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