“I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalms 34:1
Blessing the Lord at all times was what David decided he would do for the rest of his life. When his adult son rose up against him, when he lost his newborn child, when his life was threatened by Saul, he made a decision to bless the Lord. He had every reason to be angry at how things were going in his life, but he took all of his hurts and pains to the Lord and blessed Him.
We too can learn to bless God at all times. Bless Him while you’re walking or riding the bus. Bless the Lord while you are waiting for your green card. Bless the Lord while you lay in the hospital bed wondering when your healing will manifest. Bless the Lord when your husband tells you he don’t love you anymore. Bless the Lord when you are denied the job position and you don’t know what else to do…
Bless the Lord.
Not only do we bless Him in good times, we bless Him in bad times too. It’s what we do because we know He is our good heavenly Father and our times and seasons are in His hands.
We can’t always choose what happens in our lives, but we can choose to bless His holy name.
Prayer: Father God, I bless you with everything in me. Nothing I have going on is more important than blessing you right now. I bless you and your holy name. I choose not to be silent, but I open my mouth and bless all that you are. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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Love your devotionals! Just wanted to let you know that this one was a little confusing bc of the mistakes. I’m not sure what some of it meant. ♡ Thanks.
Awesome devotionals! Don’t let anything such as negative comments discourage you but only encourage you b/c aint nobody mad but the devil. #Godislove
Tramaina, I don’t think Shannon said that, about mistakes, in a mean spirited Way. See the heart she put ? That was so it wasn’t taken wrong!
Bless the Lord:)!!!
You ladies are awesome! You are faithful and consistent! I do have one question and questions are always good! How do we bless the Lord apart from saying “I bless you Lord”?. Thank you! Your devotional is much appreciated. As a matter of fact, my husband was reading it which led hime to see if there was one for men. He was so grateful that there is. Your words are always on time for whatever is going on! Very timely! The same Spirit!
I was wondering the same thing. Is blessing God thanking Him and having an attitude of gratitude? Love this devotion too. Thanks for reminding me to bless the Lord no matter what, using David’s situations helped me realize I’ve been having a wrong attitude.
Good Moring Lady Daughter Of The MOST HIGH KING This is Lillie well I Thank God everyday cause everyday is a new day God has Blessed and Birthed us into So I do like God and my Pastors have surguessed I do COMEND My Day Decree and Declear how my day we God Have given us that opion
Blessing and praising God are common themes in the Psalter. The word “bless” comes from the same root as the Hebrew word “knee.” Thus, to bless is literally “to bend the knee”–to kneel before a sovereign. The words “praise” and “boast” come from the same Hebrew root word, the word that occurs in the phrase “hallelujah.” Thus, praise will be in the mouth of psalmist; while the psalmist’s inmost being (here translated as “soul”) finds its praise (“boasts”) in the Lord.
The psalm singer then states the reasons for offering praise to God:
I sought the LORD and he answered me,
and delivered me from all my fears. (4)
This poor soul cried, and was heard by the LORD,
and was saved from every trouble. (6)
Two more common themes of the Psalter occur in these verses. God delivers (natsal) and God saves (yashah) the psalm singer when the singer cries out to God. The two verbs are similar in meaning, but carry slightly different nuances of meaning.Natsal suggests a “snatching away” or “pulling away.” Thus, we may picture God plucking the psalmist out of midst of fears and moving the psalmist to a safer place.Yashah means “to take full care of” or “to help,” suggesting that God enters the troubled situation of the psalmist and cares for the psalmist in the midst of the trouble. Note that the word “soul” occurs in verse 6, just as it does in verse 2. The inmost being (soul) of the psalmist cried out to God and was cared for (verse 6) and thus finds its praise (boasts) in the Lord.
Finally, the singer exhorts hearers/readers to join in praise of God’s deliverance with words of admonition:
O magnify the LORD with me,
and let us exalt his name together. (3)
Look to him, and be radiant;
so your faces shall never be ashamed. (5)
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,
and delivers them.
O taste and see that the LORD is good;
happy are those who take refuge in him.
May the good Lord Jesus
Blessings bestowed on all the Daughter’s of the Kingdom !
Thank you God, I will bless you in the good and the bad times. Help me to Bless you when I am going through in my marriage, help me to Bless you while my Husband is waiting on a job that pays what he use to making. Thank you God for the job he’s on know, In Jesus Name Amen ♡♡♡🌼🌻
Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name! Father with a heart full of gratitude I just want to thank You and praise You for Your faithfulness and mercies which are new every morning. Everything You do is out of Your great love for man. I bow down in adoration for Who You are, the same yesterday today and for ever. For loving me through all my trials and testings and for never giving up on me even when I disappoint You, You forgive time and again. I’ll worship You till the very end!
Bless the Lord bless his holy name he is righteous and worthy of our praises blessings to my sisters in Christ who pour out wisdom and love on this site I love you Jesus
Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me! Bless His Holy Name! ( Psalm 103 : 1 )
Giving all praises to our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ!
Jesus is worthy to be praised. He never leaves us or forsakes us. Even though we fail Him constantly, He has never failed us. I just put my complete faith and trust in Him and He always comes through for me. Thank you Jesus that you are our Blessed Savior.
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