Understand the power of accepting God’s blessing and how to share it with your children, grandchildren, and others. RECOMMENDED FOCUS: AGES 3 or 4+

by Tina Gilbreath on July 15, 2020

FAMILY WORKSHOPS & MILESTONES:
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Mark 10:15-16 “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” And, he took them in his arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.

WHO: Parents and their 3 or 4 year olds

WHY: The blessing is a powerful tool that communicates acceptance, love and commitment. We receive the blessing from God our father and have the opportunity to pass it on to our children, grandchildren, and others.

WHAT: This class is designed to teach the benefits of and to equip families for  blessing their children daily/nightly, including expression of active commitment, high value, future  potential, spoken word, and loving touch.

HOW: Attend Nightly Blessing Family Workshop or click on the button above for tips, re sources, and plan to be intentional this year.

Mark 10:15-16 “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” And, he took them in his arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.

 

NIGHTLY BLESSING

Understand the power of accepting God’s blessing and how to share it with your children,
grandchildren or others. 

You need to practice anything that you want to improve. Our goal is to provide you with a variety of tools for your tool bag, so you can choose what works for your child and family.
 Can’t make it to one of our in-person workshops?
 Try some of these tips at home and make your own plan for a 2-degree change! 

 Mark 10:15-16 “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” And, he took them in his arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.

 Here are some tips to get started with a daily/nightly blessing:

When: You can share a blessing at any time or any age, on special occasions, bedtime, or breakfast.

Explain: what you are doing in an age-appropriate way…”We are going to try something new together to help us grow in faith as a family.”

How long: Blessings can be short and sweet or longer when you have more time.

What words: On the go? Keep it short and sweet “God made you great (give an example) ____________” Have a little more time? Pray scripture such as Numbers 6:24-26*

The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
 the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.

God’s name: Always use God’s name in your blessing. He is the source of all blessings.

Child’s name: Use your child’s name in a loving way. (It was chosen very carefully, and God knows them by name.)

Practice: Be consistent and don’t give up.  The fruit of the blessing is worth it!

 

*attend our in-person class and receive a box of ‘blessing cards’ to use each day.

RESOURCES & NEXT STEPS

RESOURCES

The Blessing by Gary Smiley and John Trent
Bedtime Blessings by John Trent
I'd Choose You by John Trent
The Family Blessing by Rolf Garborg
A Father's Guide to Blessing His Children by David Michael

MAKE A PLAN TO BE INTENTIONAL THIS NEXT YEAR WITH YOUR CHILD:

This year I will...

  • Pray daily for and with my child.
  • Consistently spend time in God’s Word
  • Bless my child daily
  • Attend church regularly
  • ___________________________________________

 The next workshop for your child is Faith Talks (Ages 3 or 4) OR Prayer (Kindergarten (5)).

 

Remember just two degrees of difference can change your faith journey (and that of your child's) dramatically, “by making small changes in your life, not only can you accomplish...
transformation, but you can also sustain it as well.”
Dr. John Trent, The 2 Degree difference

 

 

 

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