Saturday, May 21, 2011

Psalm 103:1

The words of this verse are familiar -- "Bless the LORD, O my soul" -- but what does it look like for us to bless the One who blesses? What can we possibly do or say to cause God to be blessed?

I cajole my spirit:
Bless the Holy One with all that you are!
Be a blessing to the gracious God who blesses you:

smile at God today like a sunny dandelion;
sit with God quietly and keep the Holy One company
while She watches and weeps over the whole world;

o my soul, get out your best crayons and make
a beautiful drawing for God's refrigerator;
sing love songs to the LORD when no one else is listening;

wake up a few minutes early to make and bring
fresh chocolate chip pancakes (and maybe some coffee)
to the God of heaven & earth as the blazing sun rises;

hide praises for God to discover throughout the day;
text the LORD an "LOL" when life offers up a moment of joy,
just so God knows that it made you chuckle.

O my soul, with all of your being and all of your creativity,

Be a blessing to the gracious God who blesses you.
Bless, O bless the LORD with unending delight!

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1 comment:

Ramy said...

sit with God quietly and keep the Holy One company

How many people in need that we feel this in all our

In order to restore calm ourselves