Bless You or God Bless You?
Which do you say? “Bless you” or “God Bless You”?
Whether someone sneezed or you are letting someone know you want the very best for them, what leaves your mouth? Do you include God’s name? If you don’t, I’m challenging you to stop for a few minutes and ask yourself why?
More than likely a little thought of people looking at your funny or thinking you are a fanatic crept into your mind. The fear of being WEIRD stops us from giving God the praise and name recognition He deserves. But our faith without works (follow-thru) is dead. We enjoy singing His name. We even love the sound of His name. But our culture does not.
I challenge you to be a BOLD follower of Jesus. One who is not ashamed to utter the name of God or Jesus in anyone’s company. Here are a few verses to help remind us to let His name be the sweetest name on our lips – no matter the cost. Please share more verses with me in the comments. Let’s encourage each other to honor God with our words.
Deuteronomy 32:3 I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
Psalm 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
Psalm 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
Psalm 104:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
Psalm 96:2-3 Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
About Jennifer O. White
I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.