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Sounds like they are ready to head off to school. But wait! Don’t let them leave home without a blessing.
To your child, a blessing is a gift. It is a reminder that God loves them.
A blessing is words you speak to your child from your heart, but really they are words from God. God asks you to be his mouthpiece: to give your child words to carry with them. A blessing is meant to replace secular statements; words that can overwhelm and shut down. Such as:
- You can’t do that. Why try.
- Nobody believes in you.
- You aren’t good enough. You have to be perfect.
Instead give your child these words:
God has given you skills and talents that this world needs.
May you be surrounded in God’s love, peace and protection.
Words can have great power. They can over run a child with disbelief or fill them with confidence. When we speak a blessing, we empower our children. We reach down into the deep well of living water that Jesus offers and draw up a refreshing drink. (John 4:13-14)
Send off each child with a blessing, reminding them that Jesus goes with them.
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