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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October 10: Bless the Lord


GOD’S REMINDER: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all of His benefits.” Psalm 103:2

NOTE TO SELF: The “benefits” of God. Although we should bless the Lord because He is worthy, the beautiful insight of this scripture is that God commands us to never forget what He does for us. Why?

In my times of frustration with God, or entertaining my doubts, I remind myself of how God pulled me out of a disastrous life and redeemed me, made me whole, and transformed my life forever. It’s not something that can be easily disqualified when I compare it to my taunting doubt and fears.

What are God’s benefits? Psalm 103 continues:

“He forgives your sins—every one. He heals your diseases—every one. He redeems you from hell—saves your life! He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown. He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal. He renews your youth—you're always young in his presence.” (MSG)

So today, “Bless the Lord” with all your soul and all that’s within you, bless His holy Name! He has done GREAT and mighty things for you!

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