By: Tim Sader
Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. (Psalm 103:1)
Last week we learned about love; we found out that Gods love never fails and learned how we can pay it forward onto others. Our song was Your Love Never Fails by Jesus Culture. Love is one reason why we choose to bless the Lord. However there are countless reasons for us to bless His holy name with everything inside of us. Today our song is 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman. The link to this song is https://youtu.be/SI51m2atJ8E or search for it on YouTube. When the new day dawns and the sun comes up it is time to sing our song to Him. Every moment that passes and what lies ahead let us keep on singing when the evening comes. We bless the Lord with our soul; with everything in us we bless His holy name. We sing like never before in our soul as we worship Him. Each of us are unique so the reasons we choose to bless the Lord may vary. Some of us praise Him because we were told to or everyone else does it on Sunday. Others praise because they have a job, are healthy, had prayers answered, are in need of a touch from God or want a better relationship with Him. It is best to praise just because God deserves it but whatever reason we do it for He appreciates it and it’s one of the things He most enjoys about us. Some of the reasons I bless the Lord with praises is because of the blessings He has poured out on me. My health is good for someone with my disability, I have a nice house and vehicle, always have food to eat and God has blessed me with a beautiful wife. There are 10,000 Reasons for us to praise the Lord and it’s important that we do so because it’s how we bless Him for what He has done.
It is good for us to bless the Lord at all times; His praise should always be on our lips (Psalm 34:1). When we bless Him we must remember all His benefits; He pardons our sins, heals our sickness, delivers us from hell and shows us His love and compassion. He satisfies all our years with good things so our youth is renewed like the eagle (Psalm 103:2-5). God wants us to remember why He deserves our praise because it is His desire for us to be satisfied in our lives. Some people consider Sunday as holy others say every day is the same. Each of us should be convinced that whatever we do is for the Lord. If we eat meat or abstain from eating let us do it with thanks to God. If we live or die we do it for the Lord because we belong to Him. That is why Christ died and raised again so He would be Lord of both the living and the dead (Romans 14:5-9). Whatever the reasons we praise Him we must be convinced on the inside that we do it all for Him. God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ because before creation He was made holy and blameless. In love we were chosen to be adopted as children in Christ according to His pleasure and will— to the praise of God’s grace that was freely given by His son. In His blood we are redeemed and have been forgiven in accordance with God’s grace poured out on us. With wisdom and understanding we can know the mystery of His will and good pleasure, which was purposed in Christ (Ephesians 1:3-9). In Christ alone we could find 10,000 Reasons to praise the Lord. Everything can be considered a loss because of what it is worth to know Christ. It is all garbage in order to be found by Him, not because of our righteousness but that which is through faith in Him. To know Him is to know the power of His resurection, participate in sufferings, dying to self so we may attain resurection from the dead (Philippians 3:8-11). If Christ is Lord of our heart we must always be prepared to answer everyone the reason for the hope that we have (1 Peter 3:15). One or more of 10,000 Reasons is why we bless God with our praise and is why we share our hope with others.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16