Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Psalm 103 NKJV
The psalmist praises God for His mercy. He exhorts us to praise God for His mercy.
David was not a spiritual superhero. He was a man just like any other. He was a man of great faith in God. David was a man who believed God’s enemies were his enemies. He opposed anyone that opposed God. David was also his own worst enemy.
David’s devotion to God did not keep Him from sinning against the Lord. It did not keep Him from abusing His authority to commit adultery. It did not keep Him from abusing his power to commit murder. And yet God referred to David as a man after His own heart!
God loved David. God honored David. The Lord had a plan for David’s life. It was a perfect plan. God brought about His perfect plan for David even though David was not perfect.
In this psalm David renews His mind. He takes every though captive to the Glory of God. These are not just words to David. These are His thoughts. This is what was in His heart.
I am not a spiritual superhero. I am a man just like any other. My sins are too many to count. God loves me. He has a perfect plan for my life. I must renew my mind daily. I face obstacles in my walk of faith. Jesus carries me over those obstacles!
Jesus is more than able to get you over the obstacles in your life. Focus on the truth of God’s Word. Renew your mind to the glory of God.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits; Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagles. Vs 2-5
What are the benefits of blessing the Lord? Seek God’s heart to discover His desires. Let your imagination run wild as you align your dreams and desires with His. Jesus delights in granting the desires of our hearts when they please Him!
Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word. Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You ministers of His, who do His pleasure. Bless the Lord, all His works, In all places of His dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul! Vs 20-22
You are God’s greatest work. Jesus created you for His pleasure. He has given you the strength you need to excel in good work. God has a perfect plan for your life. It includes blessing Jesus with your love!
Discover the benefits of blessing God by pleasing Him. What is it that pleases God? Without faith it is impossible to please God. Please the Lord by heeding His voice and obeying His Word. Jesus will give you what you need when you need it if you trust Him!
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