I have been studying patriarchal blessings ever since my dad passed away. It is profound to read his blessing from this perspective. To see how his life truly followed the promises made so many years ago, to see his unique and treasured traits from the perspective of Heavenly Parents who clearly know and love him, and to look into eternity to consider how some promised blessings are yet to be.
Take time to read your patriarchal blessing. Often! And don’t just read it. Pray about it, ponder on it, study it, believe it or at least desire to believe so the hope of your eternal possibilities can grow in you!
It is my testimony that your patriarchal blessing truly can be a treasure, a guide, a protection, and a source of comfort not only to you, but for your posterity, if it is treated like a Liahona ~ with faith, diligence, and obedience. . If you haven’t received one yet, consider it! Talk to someone you can trust to see if it might be the right time for you to receive this gift. . I personally read my blessing each Sunday and any other time I feel like I need a little guidance or assurance. I find something new or see things with new eyes almost every time I read it.. I don’t know how it’s possible, but I’m grateful and amazed. I also turned many of the promises or insights into “I am” statements. I try to read those daily and especially when I’m having the seemingly constant attack on my identity. This is one counter-strategy I use against the enemy of my soul.