Bless the Lord, O my soul! (Psalm 103:1-2)

"Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!  
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,"
-Psalm 103:1-2

I think I've written on blessing the Lord before (it's sad I can't remember or find it through a search) but if it's something you don't do, consider getting in the habit. Awkward as it may be at first.

But bless the Lord.. with your whole soul! After all, when was the last time that you thanked He "who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases"?- v3

Or the one "who redeems your life from the pit" - verse 4... These are not little things. These are matters of not just pain, suffering, right and wrong. It's not even just about life and death, but about eternal damnation or eternal joy, a black and white that we might never be able to comprehend.

That's the God we worship.
Bless Him!

If the angels bless Him(v20) and His ministers (v21) then so ought your soul. "For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him"(v11). The heavens are FAR above the earth.

And let me tell you, when it says "as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us," that is NO little deal.

I've been to Western Europe, and they're a little like us. I've been the Middle East, and I started to think they were pretty weird. But then I saw the Far East, and let me tell you, the East is a LONG ways from the West. There is nothing about the East that is ANYTHING like the West.

Our God removed our sins that far from us. So next time before a meal instead of "Good food, good meat, good God lets eat," try a "God we bless you for your steadfast love, for your provision for this meal, for your great love for us, for dying on the cross for us. Bless you God!"