We spoke already about “blessing” The LORD. It in a manner of speaking is giving Him The GLORY due Him, it in its own way Is a form of worship. So to speak, we can bless His Majesty and the beauty of His ways.
So to speak, I was blessed to read this:
Bless the LORD (give magnificence to), O my soul (our Spirit, for in Spirit shall we be in the form of the Angels that worship Him.)
We cannot forget all His benefits! For God forgives all our iniquities; It is God Who healeth all our diseases and infidelities when we walk in faith, Alleluia!
The LORD redeemeth our life from destruction; Our Father in Heaven crowneth us with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Amen and Hallelujah! The LORD satisfieth our mouths with good things, Amen and Hallelujah!
In trust our youth is renewed like the eagle’s, Amen
In God we find strength; let us read and then say a quick word of prayer.
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.118:10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me. The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. Psalm 118:9-17
Our God reigns in Majesty, our God reigns! He has deliverd us, He rules and reigns supreme over all. In my times of need, in my times of joy; in my times of lack- I will praise His name! For we are to give thanks in all things. Amen
Father LORD, we magnify Your awesomeness, You are our everything. We praise You for all that comes before us, we march behind You to victory in Jesus’ name. Hallelujah! With You, we need not fear, for Your rod and staff protect me. Recieve my praise Father LORD in all I do. Be Thou glorified in my thoughts, actions and emotions. Be Thou glorified Father. We bless You for always being before us, we strive toward You in Your glory we are bathed with peace, joy, contentment and victory over all who and what comes before us. Thank You LORD in Jesus’ name, Amen
Give thanks in all things. We are learning, no? We shared that no temptation will befall you above that which you are able to overcome. We all make mistakes; things that make us sorry, dwell in regret, wallow in self pity. But, hold on!!!
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
And we shall overcome. That is a part of the song written in MLK’s time, appropriate for this, no?
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18
That hits us hard; “Give thanks in All circumstances???” Yup, that is what The Word says.
As shared, we were created with a purpose. “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. :
1 Thessalonians 5:9,10
The verses before explain this more succinctly: “For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.”
1 Thessalonians 5:7,8
And we remember:
“He put on righteousness like a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing And wrapped Himself with zeal as a mantle.”
“Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE “BREASTPLATE” OF RIGHTEOUSNESS””
Love is the greatest command of all, we can list faith, hope and Love which is “Love for God”-first which leads us into all the. rest of the fruits of The Spirit. Amen