Bless your heart, pea pickin’ heart.
Now, this ladies, is a southern saying to be sure. And you may get a darlin’ or hon’ behind it and it doesn’t have to be spiritual really. It might be said in regard to most anything, hearing bad news, good news, just conversation.
But the the Bible is loaded with blessings. And blessings have to with grace and favor, sometimes it is translated happy, and tells us what to do to be blessed and happy in the Lord.
The Jews blessed their children before the Sabbath every Friday night, at least Orthodox ones still do. It is done by laying hands on the head and like the Aaronic blessing, in the shape of the letter sheen. You can use the Aaronic blessing or the so called Numbers prayer, 6:23, 24 or something else, a need, healing or protection, to have a teachable spirit.
If there is no father or grandfather, the mother can do it, or an uncle, any believer in Christ, you can do it on Friday and I would think anytime. So here are some ways to bless family and friends, believers. Personally, I would pray for sinners to be blessed and be drawn to the Lord, and to know His love. We cannot force His will on people, but those who seek Him will find Him.
I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. Genesis 12:21
He will receive blessing from the LORD and righteousness from the God of his salvation. Psalm 24:5
He will bless those who fear the LORD–small and great alike. Psalm 115:13
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God. You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. Deuteronomy 28:2,3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms. For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His presence. In love He predestined us for adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the Beloved One. Ephesians 1:2-6
He even promised to bless our work, so may you be blessed, as a teacher, doctor, nurse, minister, pastor’s wife, writer, artist, dancer or insurance salesman, waitress or clerk. And don’t forget mothers and fathers, bless your heart.