Scripture:

“Praise the Lord, my soul! All my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalms 103:1-5

A Call To: Praise
This is actually one of my favorite Psalms.  Whatever it is that we call worship doesn’t compare to this exuberant expression of praise. It means praise God with all we’ve got!  It means the external expression coming from the internal feeling of love and praise: soul and body.

Think about all He’s done for you.  Don’t you forget it!  He’s forgiven your nasty sinfulness.  He even makes you healthy. When you’re in the pits, He brings you out and redeems you from your hopeless condition.

On top of fixing the nasty stuff, He replaces it in your life with an experience of love and compassion.  He causes us to desire good things, not bad. AND, at my stage of life, he renews my energy, passion, and youthfulness.  I can fly!  Like an eagle!

Reflection

What are some of the things you can bring to mind that God has done for you?

In terms of forgiveness, wellness, wholeness, love, desires and energy.  List them here.

Praise + Prayer

Holy God, where can I begin this lenten season to adequately praise You for all You’ve done for me.  My soul is bursting with expressions of praise for salvation, health, wholeness, joy, love, and energy.  May my outward expression of praise this lenten season reflect the feelings in my soul.  And if my soul is not in tune, tune me up for greater appreciation for you and what you’ve done for me.

Amen.

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