When you love someone, you want to see them blessed. You make their needs and desires a priority in your life, because true love, agape, is selfless.
Over and over in scripture, God professes His love and desire for us. His greatest expression of love is Jesus, and in that one sacrifice we see the great price that God paid to redeem us from death. And in laying down His life, we see the great length that Jesus went to in showing His love for His Father and for us.
But what about blessing God? Is it possible to bless a being who is all-sufficient and doesn’t need anything from us?
Yes, we can bless our Heavenly Father & Lord.
It blesses God when we believe Him, when we trust Him and take Him at His word. This goes beyond simply believing in the existence of God. Scripture tells us that demons believe in God— and they tremble at the thought of Him.
Faith pleases God. In fact, it’s impossible to please God apart from faith. When we choose to believe what God says in His word over that of human reasoning or societal trends, we bless God. When we trust that His way is right and true over our own thoughts or emotions, we bless God. When we cling to Him during times of trouble, we bless God. When we hold onto His promises in dark times, believing that He will faithfully bring us through to the light, we bless our God and King.
This kind of faith produces peace in our lives, allowing us to enter into His rest, confident that God loves us and is in complete control.
This kind of faith causes us to raise our voice in praise and worship, blessing the One who is worthy of all of our praise.
Bless God today. Thank Him for all the wonderful things He has already done in your life. Thank Him for His promises to you that are yet to be fulfilled!
If you are going through hard times and have forgotten what to be thankful for, God is merciful. Ask the Holy Spirit to remind you of God’s goodness. Purposefully remember times He has helped you in the past. Then open your mouth and just start thanking Him for whatever you can think of– I promise it will do you good, too!
“Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.”
Psalm 103 (full Psalm click here)