Proverbs 18:21 - John Hagee Daily Devotional |June-25-2022. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Our words carry weight. One careless remark can open a wound that lasts a lifetime. One sincere compliment can restore hope. We impact the direction of our children’s lives when we speak life and blessing over them. When we tell them of the good that they can do – instead of constantly focusing on the negative – they wake up to the possibilities of God in their lives. Throughout the Bible, we see the power of blessing. Abraham blessed Isaac who blessed his son, Jacob. When he blessed his twelve sons, his words shaped their destinies and the future of Israel.
When Jacob laid his hand upon each son, those young men were not yet mighty or distinct in any way. However, the words that Jacob spoke in heavenly places were brought into their lives for the unfolding of God’s plan.
We have the power and the privilege to speak words like “I see great potential in you,” “I see a great leader in you,” “You are a difference maker,” “You are a world changer,” or “I see someone who is going to do amazing things.” Those blessings breathe affirmation and hope into our children’s hearts. It makes them stand taller and walk straighter. No matter their ages, never underestimate the power of speaking a blessing over your children.
Blessing: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May the words that you speak always be filled with the light and life of God to benefit and bless others.
Today's Bible Reading:
Old Testament 2 Kings 8:1-9:15a
New Testament Acts 16:16-40
Psalms & Proverbs: Psalm 143:1-12; Proverbs 17:26