Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"Bless God"

"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits." Psalm 103:2

The Lord is so good to us. He blesses us in so many ways. Some of His blessings that we experience are health, food on our tables, clothes on our back, abundant life, eternal life, forgiveness of sins, and a list of other blessings too numerous to name. There is no doubt that He blesses us, and does so daily. He blesses you, are you blessing Him? How do we bless the Lord?

We bless Him when we give Him praise and tell Him how great and wonderful He is, how much we appreciate His goodness, when we sing His praises from a heart of gratitude. But praise is not the only way we bless Him. He is blessed when we tell others about His saving grace. He is blessed when we are obedient to His commands. We bless Him by treating others with kindness and by bearing the fruit of the Spirit and by walking uprightly before Him. He is blessed when we let our lights shine, when we exhibit a Christ like attitude in the midst of persecution, criticism, tribulation. He is blessed when we don't murmur and complain while going through trials. He is blessed when we decrease and put others first, when we help someone who is in need, when we do what He would do. We bless him when we turn the other cheek and go the second mile, when we love our enemies, when we give a cup of cold water in His name.

God is blessed when we live out His word in our daily lives and when others see Jesus in us. Take note of what you say, do, how you live, react and respond; take note of your attitude in every situation you go through; take note of what you are showing others by your lifestyle. If what you are doing pleases God, then He is blessed. If it doesn't, then He isn't. Make the necessary changes so that He will be blessed.

Have a great day. He blesses you- no doubt about it... are you blessing Him?

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