We say, “God bless you” all the time when people sneeze, but do we really think about what that means? When I sneeze and people say, “God bless you”, I tell them, “I receive that!” It always makes them hesitate because it never occurs to them that blessing could really be something you give away.
Blessing is to confer the goodness of God to someone else. You want to see them happy and all their prayers answered. You want God to be good to them. Having an attitude of blessing is very loving. It’s a mindset that sees the best, not the worst. It is love that hopes all things.
We carry the Spirit of God with all His amazing aspects of love, joy, goodness, mercy, and kindness. The authority we have to move mountain in faith can also bless other people with love and joy.
Blessings aren’t just for the people we love. But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you. (Mat 5:44) That power to bless can change lives. Imagine blessing your enemies and those who really hate you. Imagine how the goodness of God resting on them will affect them.
Be sensitive to the prodding of the Holy Spirit when He wants to touch someone, and don’t hold back blessing. Give away what has been freely given to you.