The Bible was written in and to a culture that was steeped in blessing-a father blessed his child in giving him his name, passed on the patriarchal blessing to children’s children, gave the priestly blessing over his household.
“You have been called, loved by God your Father and kept by Jesus Christ: mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance” (Jude 1-2). Be blessed to receive from your heavenly Father the blessing you wanted from your earthly father. Your Father is passionate about your settled legitimacy as His true covenant son or daughter. Live your life as your Father’s blessed child.
Ephesians 1:3 says you are blessed in Christ with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places. Be blessed with abundant life of generational blessing that your Father has laid up for you. When you are secure in Your Father’s love, your presence is a joy to those who know you. From the deep well of your belonging and worth, you can bless others.
You can find satisfaction in your Father’s love ever more fully as you reach out to others from true inner freedom. From your wholeness in Him, He will send you forth to do all that He designed you to do. Share your life through encouragement, hope, and trust. Pass on to others the passion to know Him.
From the overflow of what your Father has given to you, give to the next generation an affirmation of identity and legitimacy. Be blessed as you are intentional about investing in a generational legacy.
Taken from Safe In The Father’s Heart: Finding The Love You Have Always Wanted, page 111 © 2014 Sylvia Gunter and Elizabeth Gunter.
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