We often say “Bless you” when someone sneezes. But wouldn’t it be a lot more meaningful if we did more than just utter a cliché and instead, we became intentional about giving away blessings? That’s what I’m encouraging you to do, and to help you get in the habit, we’ve designed a set of 31 lovely cards, each with a verse of Scripture, which you can use to give away a blessing, and you’ll find those here.
For example, you might give someone this blessing, from Song of Songs, which says, “Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come.” In fact, for an extra measure, you could give the card with a flower, and simply say, “I thought you might like a reminder of God’s beautiful creation. Flowers really can put a song in your heart, don’t you think?” Even if that person is not yet a believer in Jesus Christ, they would so appreciate a blessing like that. It’s small, but it says, “I thought of you; I care about you; I bless you.” It’s a give-away blessing!
Another one of these cards has the verse from Romans 8, which says, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” That would be a wonderful blessing to give to a fellow-believer, perhaps your pastor or someone on your church staff who is going through some tough times. They might really appreciate just a reminder that God is working for their good.
I wonder if you know someone who is really worried right now? Maybe they’re waiting on some test results from the doctor, or they think they might get laid off from their job. It could be a blessing to give them this card which says, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
You may have a family member who needs encouragement, your mother or father or sibling. Sometimes we overlook those closest to us, and they need blessings too. Another card says, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful,” from Hebrews 10. That could be such a sweet give-away blessing for the right person at the right time.
If you really want to become someone who blesses others, these give-away blessings will help you develop that spiritual discipline. This set of 31 cards is here, free for you to print and give away. I hope you’ll do that.