There is power in words. We have all experienced it…both positively and negatively. As parents one way we can pour into the next generation is through our words, specifically blessing them. As you bless your children God has entrusted to you, release any anxieties you have around creating the perfect moment (or being the perfect parent). Instead consider the goodness of our God and bless your children with the image of His grace and compassion. If you are not sure what to say, maybe try right before school (in the car or as they are walking out the door) and say something like:
(Child’s name), may you know God loves you and you are His.
(Child’s name), you are chosen, loved and filled with holy cofindence may you live it out today.
(Child’s name), may you know God is good and He delights over you.
Try it today and believe it for yourself as well.