Blessing our children is one of the most important ways we can impact our children on an ongoing basis. Children and adults must be nurtured, encouraged, and cared for to become the people God wants them to be. There may be someone in your life the Lord is placing on your heart who needs to hear words of blessing and encouragement.
It is easy to tear others down, and people can be hurt and damaged by verbal abuse, but this is not the way of the Lord. Scripture contains beautiful words on the power of blessings others. Hebrews 10:24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.  Encouragement is something that all of us need to keep us going and feel loved.
Jacob Blessed His Sons
The patriarch, Jacob, did something extraordinary at the end of his life when he blessed each of his sons. Jacob himself received a blessing from his father, Isaac, and knew how important that was for him. Genesis 49:33 When Jacob had finished this charge to his sons, he drew his feet into the bed, breathed his last, and joined his ancestors in death.  The last words someone speaks are usually significant, which gives extra meaning to Jacob’s words of blessings over his grown children.
You Can Bless Your Children
The remarkable aspect of blessings for your children is it is never too late to do so. Your children may be small or grown but blessing them is always timely. Jacob gave a blessing to his sons just before he died. You may want to pray a blessing over your children regularly. Aaron’s blessing is spoken worldwide and provides material for meditation. Numbers 6:22 Then the Lord said to Moses, 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing: 24 ‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. 25 May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. 26 May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’ 
A blessing over someone can be a Bible passage or simple words of encouragement. Blessings can be spoken over a child or adult, declaring God’s divine protection, strengthening faith, and the joy of the Lord. When we bless our children, we encourage them and glorify the Lord. Be blessed as you bless others.
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