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A BLESSING

What does it mean when we say Blessing? A blessing is when you want something favorable and positive to touch a person’s life! You want to bestow or impart something good upon them. A Blessing is when you want to confer prosperity, and to contribute happiness and well being! Prosperity goes beyond monetary gain, it is when you want them to be successful in whatever they accomplish for good. You want them to be blessed and relay a thought or impart a gift to encourage them!



When we speak we verbally utter words to express ourselves. We relay and articulate a message, convey our thoughts or simply repeat what we have heard. Words can have an uncanny way of making us feel a certain way. They can impart warmth and comfort or coldness and discomfort. So it is when we impart a blessing. When we speak we need to think about the message we are expressing, what we want to convey and how it will make one feel. Always know that the Lord knows the intentions of your heart! Sometimes we may say something that may hurt a person but the intent is not or should not be to hurt; but to provoke thought and bring about healing! It is important not just haphazardly say just anything! James 1 tells us how to control the tongue! Remember, there is power in words! Words can always be misconstrued so it is good to be mindful of your words and your intentions. You cannot control how they will be received.




The Word of God is amazing, “For The WORD of GOD is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit , and the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden in His sight, but ALL things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give and account.” Throughout the Word you will find many instances when one imparts a Blessing to another person. An excellent example is when God made a promise to Abraham. He told him “I will make you a great nation; I WILL Bless you And I WILL make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I WILL bless those who bless you…” Genesis 12 Can you think of some way that you can be a blessing for someone?




When we impart a blessing on someone we honor God and acknowledge Him in whatever we are saying or asking. One must learn to skillfully use the Word of God! It is our Life Manual! The WORD of God has much power! So much so that He became flesh! His Word; Jesus Christ was the Word wrapped in sinless flesh. It was through Him everything was spoken into existence. God the Father, sent us His Son, His Messenger to us! Jesus Christ overcame sin in the flesh for us. He came so we could have an abundant life! He is an everlasting Blessing to those who choose Him as Savior Lord! “I WILL bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make a boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh. Magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD, and HE heard me, And delivered me from all my fears….” Psalm 34



TO ALL WHO READ THIS:

"THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU

The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;

The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace."

Numbers 6



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JimLow 7 years ago

We fail to recognize so many blessings - our health, safety of our family & their health, our needs met, the list is endless.

We all have struggles too and negative things that sometimes slam us but if we truly weight between to the two, I believe we find that blessings always outweigh the sorrows and tribulations in life. If we look at life through the blessings - we stay blessed!

This Hub was a blessing!


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RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

Our Lord is generous in His blessings and we thank Him for every good and perfect gift that He lavishes upon us. In every situation, we are blessed. In recognizing our blessedness, we become blessings to others through our life and testimony of Jesus Christ. We accept the blessings of others in His name. Thank you for this blessed hub.

Love and hugs,


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Leop 7 years ago

Yes, blessing to you Deborrah K. Yes sometimes we go about our business and we complain about what we don't have and yet we have alot. We forget the blessing from God that every morning we wake up that is already a big blessing, plus all the other things we have eg our health, food, shelter etc.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Jim Low, Amen! You are so right! Just think Jesus never sinned! Yet, He suffered, and died for all our sins. Then rose with all power to give us eternal life! What a Blessing!

So whenever trials, tribulations or tests comes our way we should weigh it all. Perhaps a temporary setback? But surely if we look closer as you so wonderfully stated: "that blessings always outweigh the sorrows and tribulations in life. If we look at life through the blessings - we stay blessed!" Praise God!

Thank you for sharing, Blessings!


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patriciarose7 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Your Hub on A Blessing is just that. Look how today humans on this earth are reacting to all the events happening globally.

I guess it takes a rude awakening for someone to realize just how lucky they are to have Blessings in their lives. Especially the rich and all they have cause it would be really a blessing to reach the poor, starving and diseased people to let them know that Jesus still loves them no matter what.

I don't know where this is all coming from today but I needed to share this cause I am reaching out to others that in our time of silence we all hope and pray that all the negative events in this world will cease and only joy and Blessings, and peace will happen. Having Jesus in us to share what He's done for me and has change my outlook on life is my Blessing and I hope that He will continue to let me share with others how powerful God can be in our lives around the globe.

Thank you for letting me share my thought on Blessing


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itakins 7 years ago from Irl

DeBorrah K.

This is so so beautiful.

You know in the Irish language we say for 'Hello' -'Dia Dhuit';the literal translation is God be with you.I always think it's so nice to have a blessing as an integral part of our language.

Again such a lovely hub.God Bless you and yours.


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TrudyVan 7 years ago from South Africa

A blessing we all receive everyday without giving thanks is when we open up our eyes each morning. Lovely hub


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Chin chin 7 years ago from Philippines

Your hub reminds me of what I heard Derek Prince said when uttering words of blessings, "they are not just kind sentiments but are supernatural in that they determine people's destiny", just like in the life of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I say God bless you, DeBorrah, and I mean it.


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Lisa Luv 7 years ago from Conneticut, USA

How beautiful and astounding thoughts.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

RevLady, God truly is Good! The greatest Blessing is to know Him! And to know that it is by the Love, Sacrifice and Grace of JESUS CHRIST we are given the gift of Salvation and the abiding presence of HIS Precious Holy Spirit! How wonderful to know that God is not a respector of persons! He extends this to all who are willing! Thank you for sharing, In His Love & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Leop, Blessings to you as well! Thank you for sharing your thoughts! It is good to know that God has a place and a plan for each of us! Yes each and every day we can find something to be thankful for! Praise God! Thank you for visiting, Blessings!


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no body 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

I know that you are a blessing to me. Your hubs, your friendship, your encouragement. Thank you sister.


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Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

thanks so much for such a wonderful and pwoerful hub.


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Madison22 7 years ago from NYC

Thank you for writing this wonderful hub, truly beautiful in every way.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Patriciarose7, You are so right, all one must do is look around and realize that with everything going on in the world, we are Blessed! In spite of what is going on we can still find ways to reach out and help others. Having Jesus in your life really does make all the difference in the world. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on ways to Bless others. Again Thank you and Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Itakins, Thank you! How wonderful of you to share this "'Hello' -'Dia Dhuit';the literal translation is God be with you.I always think it's so nice to have a blessing as an integral part of our language."

What a wonderful way to greet someone! Thank you & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Trudyvan, Thank you for sharing such an obvious Blessing that can so often, easily be overlooked! I always start the day with "This is the DAY that the LORD has MADE. Let us REJOICE and be Glad in it." Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Chin Chin, Thank you for sharing this! It is wonderful to know that God knows our hearts! Chin Chin "May God Bless You." I too say this from my heart! Thank you for taking the time to stop by, and please do come again, Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Lisa Luv, Why Thank you! Thank you for stopping by and please do come again, Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Nobody, AS always Welcome and thank you for your support and words of encouragement brother! Thank you for stopping by, Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Rebecca E, Thank you for your kind words. You are welcome! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and please do come again, Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Madison22, You are welcome! Thank you for your kindness and for taking the time to stop by, Blessings!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

YOU are a blessing with your marvelous teachings. I cannot thank you enough for your constant encouragement and love. God Bless YOU! :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

James A Watkins, THANK YOU!! You have been a blessing to me as well. I am so glad that you have been encouraged! It truly does make all the difference in the world having the Lord in your life! Thank you for sharing as always it is a pleasure, In His Love & Blessings!


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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India

Very nice hub on blessing.

Really the hub is a blessing.

Thanks


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Jacobkuttyta, Thank you, please do come again! I am glad that you were blessed! Again Blessings!


Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

Lovely Hub DeBorrah. Blessings to you!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Duchess OBlunt, Thank you! Blessings to you as well!


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Dear Mr.s Deborrah : You have been blessed by God in so many special ways. You have the blessings of a sweet soul and a kind heart, and God Blessed you with a wonderful family. And for us, you are a sweet blessing, in so many wonderful ways. God Bless You.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Stars, I pray that you are encouraged! God is truly Awesome! Thank you for stopping by to share! I am humbled by your kind encouraging words and thoughtful expressions!

I am most thankful to the Lord for my family! God Bless you and your lovely family as well!

In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

What a beautiful and magnificent hub - by a beautiful and magnificent person! You, precious one, are a blessing to me. Stunning pictures relating to your words of wisdom. God bless you in all that you do.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Vocalcoach, Thank You! I am most humbled by your thoughtful and encouraging words... So glad that you have been encouraged! You are a Blessing to me as well. May the Lord continue to use your Ministry in Music to inspire others...

Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, May the Lord's Peace & Blessings be upon you!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Thanks for sharing this beautiful hub on blessings. The words and photos were very uplifting, and it is a good reminder that, "When we impart a blessing on someone we honor God and acknowledge Him in whatever we are saying or asking."

Thank you for spreading many blessings here on Hub Pages.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Happyboomernurse, You are so welcome! So glad that you were encouraged! Thank You for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

What a beautiful hub, both thoughts and images! It's so easy to get caught up in our own lives and forget that we are meant to be blessings for others. What a wonderful thing to read, first thing in the morning. I hope that I carry the message throughout the day. I already feel blessed! God bless you as well!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Dolores Monet, THANK YOU! So glad that you have been blessed by this... You have made my day! Praise GOD! Life is so precious and we can ALWAYS find something to be THANKFUL for! I receive your most gracious Blessing as well! Let's continue on Keeping in mind that GOD is ALWAYS with us, that in itself is reason to extend a Blessings to others!

Thank You again for stopping by to share! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!


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drpastorcarlotta 4 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

It is wonderful to bless others DeBorrah. It completes me. Beautiful Hub! I agree, this Hub is a blessing! Voted-Up!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

DR PastorCarlotta, Thank You so much! You are a Blessing! It really is wonderful to be a blessing to others... We have so much to be THANKFUL for in the LORD! So glad you have been BLESSED by this! Thank You for stopping! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & GOD BLESS YOU! May this be an incredible year for you! May HE shower you with bountiful Blessings!

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