We bless each other all the time (especially when we sneeze!) And, there’s “bless your heart. ” God bless you is a common term. So many times in Scripture we are addressed to Bless Him. How do we do that?
We might think that to bless someone is to wish good things happen to them. Then how do we Bless God? “God, I wish good things happen to you. . .?” “Have a blessed day, God!”
Bless the LORD, O my soul! … Bless the LORD O my soul, O LORD my God. Psalm 104:1
Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name! … Psalm 103:1
This is such a small sampling of our encouragement to Bless God. As you can see, David talked to himself, telling his own soul to bless the Lord.
Bless the LORD, O my soul! … Bless the LORD, all you works of His,
In all places of His dominion; Bless the LORD, O my soul! … Psalm 103:22
To Bless has several meanings. I know you are aware. However, so often I will quote scripture without doing what it says. Ever do that? I may cry out in prayer, “Bless the Lord!” without following through to do actually what it means. Speaking favorable things over him. To glorify. To speak about as holy. Let’s remember those things as we bless the Lord.
Blessing someone mortal does have a different meaning and that is to speak good things about someone. We don’t talk about each other to glorify them.
I am guessing you haven’t read anything new from me today but it was on my mind so I thought I would share it.
Quick Catch Up
I was feeling better and for the first time in years felt like I could make some goals. First, I wanted to get spine therapy that would strength my core muscles since all my muscles are out of tone and weak. After that, yoga for seniors to help my balance and then a class at the Y for diabetics including circuit training for old people like me. I am not diabetic but I am on my way if I don’t make some changes. Oh, yeah. weight watchers.
During goal number one, I hurt my back at physical therapy! We cleared me with an MRI. but with my pain reliever I may not feel the strain I am experiencing. Except for going to the emergency room and seeing 3 doctors, I have hardly been out of my chair. The good news is that I will not need surgery. The bad news is that no more therapy for me for a while, but I should be walking. Now, for all my worries and concerns. The good news is that I do not have a herniated disk. I have what looks to be a tear in some kind of ring outside the spine. It needs lots of rest, some reasonable walking. Ice, heat and lots of rest. The bad news is that it should heal up in about two months! I cannot pick up anything over ten pounds.
But you know what? I am doing so much better than most people in the world. As are all of us who are reading this.
God loves you,