Bless the Lord, my Soul

Psalm 103:1-5

We may be in church ‘blessing and praising God’ but our minds stay at home.

We worry if we turned off the lights, or if we switched the oven on with the chicken inside, we circulate in our minds the harsh words that we spoke to one another as we rushed out of the home.
That is not the kind of ‘blessing the Lord’ that David is taking here.
All that is within me…he is speaking to all of him. His mind, heart and soul, the whole faculties of his being. It speaks of an arrested personality to the wonder and the glory of God.

Start and list a few of the benefits of God’s love upon us and see your heart renewed.

Most of our worry and fret in life is because we listen to ourselves and not speak to ourselves.


Speak the truth to your soul, speak of the sins forgiven, tell of the body healed from diseases, realise the depth of the redemptive love God has shown to us, speak of the good things God has filled our lives with. For this is the ‘good news’ my friend. The speaking of the truth to ourselves first and the basking in his love. Bless the Lord, oh my soul today and always, may my affections and gratitude for you be forever sincere.

( See 1 John 2:12, Proverbs 17:22, 1 Peter 2:24)