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.
6 The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his acts to the people of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
14 For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.
17 But the steadfast love of the Lord
is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children's children,
18 to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.
19 The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the Lord, O you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his word,
obeying the voice of his word!
21 Bless the Lord, all his hosts,
his ministers, who do his will!
22 Bless the Lord, all his works,
in all places of his dominion.
This week I went to the Hallmark Store to buy Valentine's Day cards. I was delighted to see a row of red and white alternating cars in front of the store. Probably about 10 or 14 alternating red and white cars with a white beer truck in front of the parked cars. I felt very lifted by the knowledge that Father God knows the numbers of hairs on my head and the sparrow that falls has His Attention.
We think that our prayers, our thoughts, our hopes, our frustrations, our wondering is far from His sight.
This is not what the Word of God manifest - Jesus the Lord - says.
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Thank You for making each day renew in Your Tender Mercies. Thank You for the Joy of seeing those cars all over the front of the Valentine's Day store. The Blessing of this Day, that Valentine's color is sometimes the only color in the month in February.
Your Joy lifts our hearts to You, again. We see Jesus' Grace upon Grace.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus and Blessed are our prayer requests for the Love of God to be manifest to those we love. Thank You for Your Steadfast Love.
Amen in Jesus.