Spoken Blessings

Did you know air passes through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes? Something else also happens when we sneeze. We often get a “God bless you” from someone, maybe even a total stranger.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could learn how to give blessings to people even when they are not sneezing? We can with practice.

We can, for example, start with our children. Many children hardly ever hear a spoken blessing from their parents. But it doesn’t take any longer to catch them doing something good and commend them on it than it does to catch them doing wrong and scold them. In fact if we catch them doing good and speak a verbal blessing to them frequently enough, it will likely reduce the amount of time we will need to spend giving discipline. Its just a matter of which habit you develop.

Learning to speak blessings to everyone you can as often as you can is a great way to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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