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Don’t Forget to Bless the Lord

“I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.”

– Psalm 34:1

Some of you may be confused by the title of this devotional. Did you know we can bless the Lord?  I was in prayer with a good friend and I said, “Lord, we bless you.” He said, “You know, you don’t bless the Lord; the Lord blesses you.” And I said, “No, it’s a two-way street; the Lord blesses you, and you bless the Lord.” He continued to debate me on this, but I know from a biblical perspective that he was incorrect, so I finally looked at him, and in a loud, strong voice I said, “Bless the Lord, Oh my soul and all that is within me.” There are hundreds of scriptures that say, “Worship the Lord, praise the Lord, and thank the Lord,” but there are also many scriptures that say, “Bless the Lord!”

So, what does it mean to bless the Lord? Well, let me ask you, parents, teachers, or even grandparents, have your children or grandchildren ever blessed you before? There’s something special about children blessing adults! Have you ever had a friend who blessed you in a special way? The word bless also has to do with happiness and feeling uplifted. Isn’t it interesting that when you praise God and speak well of Him, you bring joy to His heart? What a great thing!

Friend, don’t forget to bless the Lord. We cannot give into the biggest lie that the enemy would want you to believe: that your words don’t have incredible power. Today, bless the Lord before you go to bed, and bless Him when you rise. Would you try it and see how much better your life becomes? Be encouraged and speak well of Him everywhere you go and in everything you do.

Prayer


Father, help me to continually speak well of you. Show me how to bless others in a special way.

Reflection


Did you know that you could bless the Lord? How can you incorporate bringing this joy to God’s heart?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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