Psalm 103:1-4.! NKJV
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Praise be to God Almighty, let your soul Rejoice and Bless His Holy name always He loves us more than we could fathom, more than we could ever hope to repay. Therefore give thanks and rejoice in Him each and every day of our lives . In His forgiveness we find our spirits cleansed. He heals our bodily diseases and also cuts out what could be cancerous to our souls or what should cause toxic to our faith. Let His name alone be praised.
“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side when people rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us;” (Psalm 124;2-3) NIV.
His benefits towards us all are numerous and must not be forgotten. Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! He does not leave nor forsake us always reaching out to us making sure we are safe from all manner of destructions. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for the Lord is with me; His rod and staff, they comfort me and His mercies endures forever.
Recounting all His benefits , they’re too long to contain thereof we have many reasons to praise and adore Him for in Him we move , live and have our bearing. He is our good Shepherd Jesus declared in John 10:11 “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd risks and lays down His [own] life for the sheep”. And in Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing”. That is why He said my Sheep knows my voice and follow me.
Literally, Sheep are helpless creatures who cannot survive long without a shepherd, upon whose care they are totally dependent. We are Likened as sheep, we are totally dependent upon the Lord to shepherd, protect, and care for us. The moment our heart derails from praising and appreciating his benefits we begin to stumble like Sheep Essentially sheep behaves dumb they do not learn well and are extremely difficult to train. They do not have good eyesight, nor do they hear well. They are very slow in nature and can not defend or escape from their predators when left alone.
1 “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’ 2 All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations”.(Isaiah 65:1-2).;
Do not harden your heart towards God He is the Lord 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.
The Lord executes righteousness
And justice for all who are oppressed
Praise Him and Bless His Holy name.
✍️ Mrs Blessing I N Onugha ❤️