Give praise to the Lord, O my soul; let everything in me give praise to his holy name. (Psalms 103:1 Bible in Basic English)
I have always loved this verse, and those that follow. No matter what is going on in life, we are to give praise to God. Nothing can compare to His glory. Nothing can compare to His blessings. If you are alive, praise the Lord. If you have eaten today, praise the Lord. Even if you are ill, hurting or depressed, give praise to the Lord, for He is worthy of praise.
God gives us so much, and so often we not only fail to thank His, but we ask for more, more and more. Maybe we should stop to thank Him for what we do have. Are you a believer? Then you have forgiveness of sin! What can be better? You are assured of eternal joy and a place with Jesus. No matter what is going on here on earth, in your physical body, you are delivered.
This Psalm goes on to list many of the blessings God gives His people minute by minute. And this list is by no means exhaustive. As I look back over my sixty-three years of life I see many time when He was working to my benefit and I never once thought it. I’m alive today because God intervened. No other reason.
So today, before you do anything else, give praise to the Lord with your entire being.
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