By December 14, 2016 3 Comments

“You have my blessing.”  Sounds kinda old fashioned but there is an incredible power in blessing that moderns need. And the blessing’s not just for marriages.

That’s why the pastors of North Pointe are making time on December 31st to pray a blessing into your life.

Starting 2017

A blessing is a good and perfect gift from God that comes through a person of significance.

Think of it as getting better than what you’ve always wanted.

That’s how you can start 2017.

4 Expressions of Blessing

A “blessing” is a word spoken for good that carries spiritual power and authority, and that sets in motion supernatural outcomes.

Gary Smalley and John Trent wrote a book called The Blessing, in which they presented four distinct expressions of blessings.

  1. Meaningful Touch
    Touch imparts and releases life, warmth, compassion, and blessing. Pastors will impart a blessing through placing a hand gently on a person’s shoulder or taking hold of their hand in prayer. We anoint each person with oil as a touch point according to James 5:13 – “…pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master.”
  1. A Spoken Word
    Along with meaningful touch, words convey blessings in an especially powerful way. Spoken blessings tap into God’s thoughts and feelings for the person, place, or situation. Pastors will speak Spirit-directed words into your life for 2017.
  1. Attaching High Value To The One Being Blessed
    Words plus meaningful touch are not a blessing unless high value is attached to the person being blessed. Life-giving words give honor to the person being blessed. It is our pleasure as pastors to pray for you. We love you.
  1. Picturing A Special Future
    Blessings give you a glimpse of favor for the future. Blessings help propel you into your destiny. You will be able to envision the future with hope and joy.

blessing2Especially For You

If you have not received a blessing from your parents, or a word of encouragement – I want to encourage you with this: Blessings abound, if you know where to look for them.

On December 31st, receive what God has especially for you. He has placed you on this earth in the very family, country, city, and church to accomplish the purposes He has prepared in advance for you to do.

That’s exciting.

That’s the adventure of faith we call you into.

Saturday December 31st at 6:00pm for a potluck dinner. 7:15pm for a time of Praise and Blessing. Bring your whole family.

God bless YOU.


APPLICATION: Start 2017 on a high note.

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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 27 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 38 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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