Siloam's Pool
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Hey guys! I am honored that you would take the time to read this blog. I hope that what I have to share will be worth your time. You may ask yourself, "What's up with the title of this blog?" The title Siloam's Pool comes from John 9:7. There was a man who came to Jesus who was born blind. As Jesus and the disciples passed by the man, Jesus used this man's condition to teach an important spiritual lesson to his followers. Jesus affirmed that the man had been born blind in order that God might be honored through this man's life. Then Jesus said in a dramatic statement, "We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." (John 9:4-5). He then told the man to go and wash in the Pool of Siloam. The name "Siloam" means "sent." The man went and washed and came back seeing. It is my hope that through this blog, that perhaps someone might see as a result of the truth that is shared here. I will do my best to honor your time. God bless!

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Speaking Blessings Over Your Family
January 29, 2015

Scripture Reading: Genesis 49:28

As I read these chapters in Genesis regarding Jacob and his blessings on his family, it makes me feflect on the practice of blessing your children out loud. This is not a practice that our culture uses much anymore, but one that I believe has much power to it. These blessings are partly prophetic in their nature, but I also think about what each child might have thought as they received their blessing.

Many speak of self-fulfilling prophecies. What if we used the power of encouragement and self-fulfilling prophecies in a positive way? We often speak curses upon our children without even thinking about what we are saying. We fuss at them and criticize them. How many of our children walk around defeated, because they believe the words that we speak over them?

I want to try to start speaking at least one blessing a day over my children to encourage them to be like Christ. I want to pray blessings over them as well, and I want them to hear them out loud. We all want to be encouraged. What a difference words can make!

Things to do today:
* Speak blessings over your family members in their presence
* Pray blessings over your family members in private and in their presence

Filed under: Marriage, Devotional Life


On Saturday, January 31, 2015, Lynette Haywood White said
Matt, this is a wonderful thing you are doing. I will enjoy this immensely! Will be looking forward to each post.


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