God blessed


And God blessed them; and God said to them “Be fruitful and multiply…” Gen. 1:28 (NASB)

In God’s image and likeness, He has given us the responsibility of blessing. Just as God has bestowed His blessings on humanity, so we must do, and it must start at home. Husbands with wives, wives with husbands, parents with children and even children with parents.

To bless means to confer well-being or praise. To praise our family members when goals are accomplished, good grades are earned, chores are done. When dinner is especially delicious, dry cleaning is picked up and laundry put away. All these things are things that need to be done and we expect them to be done. But if we will take a minute and praise those who do these things, maybe it won’t seem so bothersome to begin with.

I think we can all realize the potential danger in not praising our family.  Our children, even our spouses, will seek and possibly find others who will praise them for the things they do or say or for the work they do or even their appearance.   

God blesses us every day and likewise in His image and likeness we should bless our family everyday.

Amen.

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