Day 11 Genesis 1:22-23
God Blessed Them:
A blessing is to wish or to will some good to the object or being being blessed
Words have power! Change your words and change your attitude. What first came to mind with regards to this was obviously sneezing, we say “bless you” firstly do you MEAN it when you say it, donyou even realize your saying it? We need to say it with the intention of wishing that person to be blessed.
More than that tho I wonder why we wait until these moments to say it? Why are we not praying for blessings of others when we brush our hair? When we get in our cars, when we say goodbye?
Or how about when we’re upset with the person who cut us off? Or the person who got a promotion over you, or the child who is being obstinate, or the boss you think doesn’t see your efforts, or the spouse who didn’t do some “chore”, or the person who hurt your feelings.
Today’s challenge is more than turning negative thoughts to prayers but to say a blessing and wish good to the person who may have wronged you, or who YOU perceived HURT you. why would you want to do this? Well consider the person who cut you off, stepping outside ourselves we can see maybe they were distracted, maybe they were in a hurry to an interview for their dream job and wanted to make a good impression, we really don’t know why it happened and to assume the wished to hurt you is kinda presumptuous isn’t it?
So not only are we changing our own day by changing our thoughts to thanks for our own blessings, but wishing blessings on to someone else is spreading love into a situation that otherwise would have been left to stew and hate.