The Blessing Challenge

I’m throwing out a challenge.  Let’s make this Blessing week.  From Monday morning (sunrise) to Sunday evening (sunset) let no words that aren’t filled with blessing come from your tongue.  In other words for seven days and nights set cursing aside and instead choose blessing.


What do I mean by cursing?  I would put into that category any criticism, any sarcasm, any words that do not lift up another…if you wouldn’t say it to the person you are speaking of then it doesn’t get said.  I mean not giving an opinion that doesn’t paint an organization, The Church, The Army, each other…in a positive light.


Cursing is giving words out that tear down instead of building up.


Instead speak only words of blessing.  Tell others of the good qualities of the people you work with, live with, worship with.  For seven days encourage, support, give positive feedback, hold others in high regard.  Don’t lie, don’t tell have truths rather be honest and kind and gracious and generous.


Can you do it?  Can you take this week to tell others of your joys rather than your sorrows?  Can you take this week to tell others of the strengths of your children, your parents, your workmates, your Church family?


In other words – can you be a person of grace?  Can you extend to others the grace extended to you by God?  Imagine if we all did this – if we all decided that this would be a week of blessing!


There’s my challenge.


Let me know if you are going to pick up the challenge.  I would love to hear how the week goes too!  I’ll check back in with you and report on my own progress.


Genesis 49:21 (The Message)

The God of your father—may he help you! 
And may The Strong God—may he give you his blessings, 

Blessings tumbling out of the skies,       
blessings bursting up from the Earth—       
blessings of breasts and womb.   
 May the blessings of your father       
exceed the blessings of the ancient mountains,       
surpass the delights of the eternal hills; 
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