I came into work this morning with the words of this song “bless the Lord o my soul” in my head. It comes from Psalm 103 a Psalm of David Bless the Lord, O My Soul
103 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 iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
It’s an interesting phrase when you think about it. David is speaking to his soul and saying bless the Lord. It’s a command, a directive he is making to himself. He then follows this up by reminding Himself of what God has done for him. His benefits, forgiveness, healing, his crown and the satisfaction we have in the Lord. Finally David reminds himself that it’s so his youth is renewed like the eagle. Unfortunately there is no secret formula on how to return to being a 19 years old again. But what its means is that as the eagle retains its strength and vigour so will you as you worship God. The Joy of the Lord is your strength. So as you go through this week encourage yourself in the Lord then be a blessing to someone and show them the love of God that is in you through Christ.
Register for replenish this week! We have just matched our attendance registrations from last year. Over 230 registrations have come in. we want to beat that so get in your regos asap. See Anna for details.
Freedom series continues this week. Get here early on Sundays for your Hot chocolate and marshmallows and stay behind after the service for our Soup lunch.