Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Psalm 103:1 (ESV)
Yes! I WILL bless God’s holy name. When I think of the word “will,” it’s an action word. This lets me know we must put action into how we praise the Lord. Sometimes I praise him just because, sometimes I praise him because sadness is trying to overtake me, sometimes I praise him because he has manifested something great in my life, and sometimes I praise him for manifesting something great in others’ lives.
I will bless the Lord at ALL times; his praise shall CONTINUALLY be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1 (ESV). I emphasized the words “all” and “continually.” There’s never a reason we can’t bless the Lord. So today, as walk through our day, let’s bless the Lord and forget not his benefits (Psalm 103:2).
Dear God, thank you for your great love and blessing over our lives. Thank you that your favor has no end, but it lasts for our entire lifetime. Forgive us for forgetting that you are intimately acquainted with all our ways (Psalm 139:3). You know what concerns us, and you cover us with a shield. We ask that we would walk in your blessing and goodness today. Let your face shine on us. Open the right doors for our lives and for our loved ones and close the wrong doors and protect us from those we need to walk away from. Establish the work of our hands and bring to fulfillment all that you have given us to do (Psalm 90:17).
We pray you would make our way purposeful and our footsteps firm out of your goodness and love. Give us each a heart of wisdom to hear your voice and make us strong by your huge favor and grace.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
Arhonda Osborne MSN, RN, is the co-leader of the Delaware Nurses Christian Fellowship group.
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