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Giving a Blessing vs Wishing Luck and Fortune (Faith vs Chance)

July 29, 2010

When we ask some one to wish us Luck, or Fortune do we really know what we are asking? How about when we ask someone to Bless us or give us a Blessing? We ought to know these things because we are responsible for every word that comes out of our mouths, and what we say can come to pass. Do you live by CHANCE or do you live by FAITH?

To Bless – to hallow or consecrate by religious rite or word, to invoke divine care for, to speak well of, to confer prosperity or happiness upon.
A Blessing – the act or words of one that blesses, approval, encouragement, a thing conducive to happiness or welfare, grace or prayer said usually at a meal.
Luck – a force that brings good fortune or adversity, the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual, favoring chance.
to prosper or succeed especially through chance or good fortune, to come upon something desirable by chance.
Fortune– a hypothetical force or personified power that unpredictably determines events and issues favorably or unfavorably, prosperity attained partly through luck, the turns and courses of luck accompanying one’s progress, happen chance.

Now that you know, what would you rather have, would you rather have a blessing spoken over you or for you, or would like to have some one wish you luck or fortune.
This only matters if you live by Chance or live by Faith.
Your choice.