I hope you are enjoying our 2023 blog! As promised, each Wednesday I will be sending you “a word, a song and a laugh.”
I pray you are blessed by today’s short and snappy blog.
A Word: “… All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:3, NLT
God gave Abraham (the father of our faith) a big promise of blessing for families! Galatians tells us that because of our faith in Jesus, we are also heirs of the blessing of Abraham! That means, it’s God’s desire that your family is blessed!
So what’s the secret? How do we cooperate with the Lord to experience a blessed family? A family blessed in relationships. Blessed in material blessings. Blessed in health. Blessed in love and kindness. Blessed in forgiveness. Blessed in fertility? Blessed in calling, vocation and influence? And blessed in so many other ways?
The secret is: Faith! Just like Abraham. Faith means: we believe God and His promises. We declare His promises over our families. We are led by the Spirit to love, communicate, honor and please the Lord in our daily choices with one another. Of course, there’s a lot we could say about families, but for today — let’s sing and declare God’s promises over our families!
One of the things we’ve declared over our family and our church family for the past 30+ years is this: “The Name of Jesus, the Blood of Jesus and the Angels of God surround you and protect you everywhere you go - spirit, soul and body - front to back, side to side and top to bottom! You are filled with God’s wisdom, surrounded with favor, full of His Spirit and you make good decisions. In Jesus Name. Amen!” Please feel free to adopt this same declaration of faith for your family and tweak it as you see fit.
A Song: Here are 3 songs you can sing over your family. Do it every day and watch what the Lord does!
Surrounded, by Valley Worship Team - I wrote this song several years ago based on the words (mentioned above) that we declared over our family and kids for decades. The Valley Worship Team fine tuned it and made this recording! We still sing and declare these things over our family and our church family.
Speak the Name of Jesus, by Charity Gayle (feat. Steven Musso) - This song says it all!
The Blessing, by Kari Jobe - Amazing, anointed song take from Numbers 6:24-26