A blessing is a statement of good will and happiness that is said about another, as well as the condition that fulfills those good words.
God’s original design in creation was for His creatures, including mankind, to experience prosperity, peace, and fulfillment, but that design was ruined when sin entered the world. Statements of blessing are a wish for God to restore His favor on others or a declaration of His inherent goodness. The ultimate blessing that God has given is the new life and forgiveness that comes through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. The material blessings we enjoy from day to day are temporary, but the spiritual blessings available to us in Christ encompass time and eternity, as well as material and immaterial things. As the Psalmist said,
“Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God.” (Psalm 146:5).
1 Peter 2:9 refers to us as a “holy priesthood.” A passage in the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 10:8) sheds light on some of our priestly duties.
CARRY HIS PRESENCE
Abiding in Him (John 15), resting in Him, spending time with Him.
STAND BEFORE THE LORD TO MINISTER
Not running or rushing but standing … understanding what he is calling us to. Service to the Lord does not mean we don’t serve people. It does mean all service to people has service to the Lord as its basis. Our serving becomes an overflow of our time with Him.
BLESS IN HIS NAME
This is a declaration (see description of blessing above)
“At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister and to pronounce blessings in his name, as they still do today.” (Deuteronomy 10:8)