And God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
I never cease to be amazed what you can learn by going back to the original Hebrew language in the Old Testament or the Greek in the New Testament to find out new depths of meaning in the Bible. For online reference I use Blueletterbible.com. You can type in a scripture reference and it will pop up. If you want to look at the original language, there is a tab at the top of the page marked “Strongs.” Little numbers now appear next to the words. Click the number. It will take you to the original meaning of that word.
When I looked up “blessed” from the scripture above, I found the word meant “to cause to kneel.”
How many people go through their whole lives and never kneel before the One who created them? How many charge ahead with their life plans and never seek the One who has written all their days in His book before they have lived even one of them (Psalm 139:16)?
Perhaps the first step we should take is to bow before Almighty God and ask for His blessing and guidance for His thoughts to fill ours and His words to fill our mouths before we begin.
Father God, I bow before You
my Creator, my Savior, my Friend.
I ask for Your guidance and empowerment
that I might accomplish all the things
You have written for me to do
in Your book before time began.