Psalm 103:1

“Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.”

I love all the praise songs that have come out of the Psalms.  This one really for some reason just fills me with peace when I hear it. 

I can remember being confused by this verse as a child.  It says we are to bless the Lord.  I thought the Lord blessed us for obeying him, but here they were saying we should bless the Lord?  Why?  What was going on here?  Imagine my confusion as a young Christian and young child.  I finally came to the conclusion that by blessing the Lord and singing of Him and praising Him we were also sharing Him.  We didn’t have to shout from the rooftops who He was/is and what He had done for us, but by living for Him daily and blessing Him for what He does in our life we are showing others who He is.

With all that I am, I shall never cease to worship Him.  With all that is within me, I shall forever praise his Holy name.  He is worthy of all that we give Him.

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