quinta-feira, 14 de março de 2019

THE NARROW PATH TO RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD - DAY 75

by Rev. Robert John Cericola, Carroll, OH - EUA

Day 75

Bless the Lord


Psalm 103:1–5 (NKJV) Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

As a young man David knew God as a faithful deliver but over the years he came to know Him as forgiving and kind, loving and merciful, a healer, and a provider of good things. Knowing God like this causes David to shout, “Bless the Lord Oh my soul, Bless the Lord!”

Unlike David our first impression of the personalities of God (Jesus and our Father) are formed from our relationship with the authority figures we grew up under. However, as we follow the Narrow Path of obedience we grow in our relationship with God and realize He is tender and compassionate, loving and kind, as well as forgiving and faithful.  The closer we draw to God the more we realize He orders our steps, watches over us and sends His angels to guard us from evil. And like David, this causes us to bless and praise the Lord with everything in us for all He did and all He continues to do in our lives.
         
Ending Thoughts
Just think about all the good that has come your way since you came to Christ!  For example; Christ took the wrath of God upon Himself so you would never have to face His wrath! That in itself is enough to make you shout, Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul, Bless the Lord!

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