How to perform a home cleansing and blessing



How to perform a home cleansing and blessing

There are so many welcome mats and indoor plaques that state "Bless This Home."  But instead of just placing the option out there, you can take an active part in asking God to bless your home and, ultimately, your friends and family who cross the threshold.

The first step, naturally, is to pray.  In fact, pray everyday!  Thank the Lord for blessing you with the house you have and for turning it into a home where your family can live and thrive.  Then pray for God to protect them when they leave the home to go about their daily lives.

As a second step, literally walk out that prayer.  Anoint your home with words, blessings, and even oil.  Use a simple anointing oil or ask God to bless a small dish of olive oil as you walk from room to room.  Pause at doorways, windows, desks, headboards, mirrors, and other various places in your home to draw a small cross with the oil while uttering your prayer.  Pray for the person who walks through that door, looks out that window, uses that desk and computer, stares at themselves in that mirror.  Think about the temptations and negative thoughts the Enemy places before them in each of those places and pray God’s protection and guidance in each of their lives. 

The anointing can be a once a year or once every several years tradition to ask God’s blessing on your home.  But don’t be afraid to go through the anointing as many times as you feel the need during particularly trying times in your family.  You can even anoint just one particular room that you feel needs extra attention from God.

Finally, a last step you can take to bless your home is to bless others through it.  God loves the heart of a giver and one of the best ways to give is to practice hospitality.  Invite neighbors over for dinner.  Have the neighborhood kids play kickball in your yard.  Bring new faces at church home for games and fellowship to welcome them into God’s family.  There are many ways to bless your church family and your community through your home.  Be creative and watch as God returns those blessings twofold.

Owning a home can be a daunting and often stressful task.  But by asking God to bless your home and then actively taking part to incur those blessings will relieve your burdens as they are placed on Someone else’s capable shoulders.


Category:


Add a comment

*

*

Text commentary: