January 17, 2014

Her new Blessing

Every Shabbat (Sunset Friday to Sunset Saturday) we enter into His rest and lay 'ourselves' down before His feet, this time with our Creator is very special to our family and I am sure it has it's different reasons of 'specialty' for each member around our table. But for what ever personal reason we have for the blessedness we see in Sabbath, I know is this, that no matter what is happening within our homes, on the front lines of outside work for our husbands, or the struggles our children face all through out the growing stages of their lives... He is good and faithful to those who love Him.

Recently we began a new blessing over our daughter, one that signified a change in status, a change in person, a change in direction and a change for growth. In the past we have blessed her with a portion of Matthew 5, for which was fitting and needed. But we have entered a new season and time and I am confident that "He is able to keep that which we have committed unto Him... until that day." 

Her Blessing: taken from Deuteronomy 28 & Joshua 1:9

“Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country. “Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. “Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. “The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.“The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. 

Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you. And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. 

You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.  And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Our children face so many challenges today, everything from the normal struggles mature believers have {daily} to seeing the 'church' assimilate into the nations around us. On multiple levels. They see our world waging war against the authority of the Scriptures and they see 'strong' Christians fall. They see claimed 'born again believers' conforming to the cultural standards of modesty, relationships, and the worship of 'god'.

They are human. The same as you and I. They need our help. Our help to make a stand.

I read some headline recently that stated religion can not save. That is true. Religion can not. Religion is a set of customs and rules that mean nothing except to create a false sense of security or to create a method of ruling over people.

That can never save anyone.

Our children need real. They need to know there are only two kingdoms to serve... and if you are not actively serving one, then by default we are serving the other.

So what does this have to do with raising daughters and blessing our children?

Our children need the Word of God spoken into their life, they need to hear blessings and not curses. There is enough curses being spoken into their minds, hearts and emotions in a single trip to the store.

When I read this portion of Scripture, I am given hope... a hope in why we do what we do, why we believe in whom we believe and why these blessings belong to us as redeemed children of God.

And frankly that is something our children are lacking in this generation.

The promise of Hope.

~ Blessings

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