People sneeze and we quickly say a blessing of health to them. Bless you! We say it all the time, but what are we doing? Biblical blessing is something nearly tangible, and yet we treat it as if it were good manners. When Jacob robbed Esau out of his blessing, there wasn’t anything left to share. Esau wailed because he knew what he lost. When Jesus sent the seventy out to preach the gospel, He said, But whatever house you enter, first say, Peace to this house. And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it, if not, it will return to you. (Luke 10: 5-6)
We have the authority to give the blessing of God. It’s the currency of heaven and we need to remember that. The blessing must be received for it to actually bless, but it’s not up to us to determine that. Jesus said to bless our enemies, not because it will change them, but because it will change us – thinking good things instead of bad things.
Be thoughtful when you bless people. Realize that there is a spiritual element behind it that goes where you send it. If it’s not received, so be it. If it is received, then you have given out a little piece of heaven to someone who recognizes it.