Thirtieth Day of Lent

Psalm 103

David is talking to himself (his soul) and reminding himself that God is worthy of our praises for so many reasons. God loves us and knows us. He has made us, remembers who we are, and what we may need. He understands that we are human, that we make mistakes, and that He forgives. His love and mercy are much more than enough for those that choose to follow Him. There are indeed many reasons to give thanks.

When I read this Psalm there are praise songs that ring clear and true in my heart. “Bless the Lord, O my Soul... Worship His Holy Name…” can you hear them too? I have many wonderful memories of times when the people of God gather for worship (large or small) to praise and give thanks to God. I am truly thankful for the gifts God has given to some to lead us in word and song.

So then, how can I bless the Lord?  How can you bless the Lord?

As a wife, mother, and nurse I thank God that he gave me a heart to care for others.
Also that he gave me a heart to create so others may see Jesus.

In our daily lives, let us remember to praise the Lord whether we are walking in His beautiful creation, caring for a patient, listening over a cup of coffee, making a meal to share, knitting a prayer shawl, or any other situation we find ourselves in each day. In these and many more moments of our day, let us remember to praise the Lord.

Let all that I am praise the Lord;
with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. 
Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things he does for me (vs.1-2).                 

Elaine Johnson
Durban, MB