Proverbs 27: 14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It shall be counted a curse to him.

This one made me laugh. I laughed because I agree. Even if it’s a blessing, I don’t want to hear it early in the morning. No one would agree with this more than my teenage daughter.

After I laughed, smiled and marveled at the Lord’s beautiful sense of humor, I thought about it some more. You could give someone a word from the Lord one day and it could change their entire life, but give it too early or too late and they might not be ready for it.

Timing: it’s everything.

So, to be a proper blessing giver, one needs to know the right timing and to do that, one needs to know God’s timing. If not, then, well, you might as well wake a bear during hibernation. Did I mention that I have a teenager?….