April 6

Bless – (verb) to extol as holy; to glorify
Though I do like the NIV translation of Psalm 103, the ESV just gets verse 1 more right: “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!”  If for no other reason to bless the Lord, remember that He has blessed you – He forgives your sins, He crowns us with love and compassion.  He gives us the desires of ours hearts, our most secret wishes, and He delights in giving us, His children, those things!  Much like our earthly fathers, He takes delight in giving to us.  Blessing us blesses Him.  My prayer is that we will not be afraid to be thankful, to be grateful, for our blessings, so that we may bless God with those blessings.  Thank you, Father, for faithfully answering my prayers.  For being faithful with Your promises.  For being the sovereign God that You are.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!