Why We Speak Blessings
First, our blessing conveys that we acknowledge God is the loving, sovereign, omniscient Creator. “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” (Ps 24:1, KJV).
Secondly, our blessing invites God’s involvement. As we speak blessings, we are prayerfully inviting His intervention in our lives. We are petitioning the Lord to insert His power and authority into a situation.
Third, our blessing encourages and exhorts the one we bless. Through the blessing, the person may be informed or reminded that God’s righteous, omnipotent hand is ready to touch them in their current condition. This truth gives real hope and encouragement.
Finally, our blessing releases the blessing of God. We are acting as His ambassadors when we use His language to bless. As we speak blessings to others, we are not merely sharing human thoughts; we are tangibly impacting their lives with divine authority.
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted.
~ Proverbs 11:11a (NASB) ~