Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul
Worship His Holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name

We have a new doctor of primary care in our lives.  He is an interesting man as most doctors are.  He actually takes time to hear you before diving in to “fix” you.  He examines us “from head to toe” as he calls it because he says everything matters in the evaluation of our care.  I think of this head-to-toe attitude, which is refreshing in the medical community, as I read, thank and praise God with “all that is in me” while considering our psalm for today. 

From head to toe I praise God for listening to my conversation with Him each morning, for loving me so much He sent a part of Himself, Jesus, to redeem me from my sins—sins to be remembered no more.  I praise God for guidance in all areas of my life.  I praise God for comfort and encouragement when I am down.  I thank God for bring clarity when I am perplexed and confused.  I thank God for protection from my spiritual enemy.  I thank God for provisions enough to share with wisdom to share it.  I thank God for His insight in decision making that affects more than my life.  I thank God for abiding in me as I abide in Him.  I praise God for being the One and Only who does great, impossible feats that are miraculous as only God does.  Yes, I praise God from my head down to my toes!   

The sun comes up
It’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass
And whatever lies before me
Let me be singing
When the evening comes

Yes, I thank God for saving my soul, so my soul automatically responds with loving praise back to Him.  This is the head-to-toe relationship we have!

Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul
Worship His Holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name

Worship and Wisdom, Psalms and Proverbs

Psalm 103, The Message

1-2 O my soul, bless God.
    From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name!
O my soul, bless God,
    don’t forget a single blessing!

3-5     He forgives your sins—every one.
    He heals your diseases—every one.
    He redeems you from hell—saves your life!
    He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown.
    He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal.
    He renews your youth—you’re always young in his presence.

6-18 God makes everything come out right;
    he puts victims back on their feet.
He showed Moses how he went about his work,
    opened up his plans to all Israel.
God is sheer mercy and grace;
    not easily angered, he’s rich in love.
He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold,
    nor hold grudges forever.
He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve,
    nor pay us back in full for our wrongs.

As high as heaven is over the earth,
    so strong is his love to those who fear him.
And as far as sunrise is from sunset,
    he has separated us from our sins.
As parents feel for their children,
    God feels for those who fear him.

He knows us inside and out,
    keeps in mind that we’re made of mud.
Men and women don’t live very long;
    like wildflowers they spring up and blossom,
But a storm snuffs them out just as quickly,
    leaving nothing to show they were here.
God’s love, though, is ever and always,
    eternally present to all who fear him,
Making everything right for them and their children
    as they follow his Covenant ways
    and remember to do whatever he said.

19-22 God has set his throne in heaven;
    he rules over us all. He’s the King!
So bless God, you angels,
    ready and able to fly at his bidding,
    quick to hear and do what he says.
Bless God, all you armies of angels,
    alert to respond to whatever he wills.
Bless God, all creatures, wherever you are—
    everything and everyone made by God.

And you, O my soul, bless God!

TRUTH:  There are no requests in this psalm; it is only praise to the Lord. In studying this psalm, we must remember that God’s blessings on Israel depended on their obedience to His covenant, and believers today must also be obedient to God’s will if they would enjoy God’s head to toe best!  (2 Cor. 6:14–7:1). 

You’re rich in love
And You’re slow to anger
Your name is great
And Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness
I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons
For my heart to find

Proverb 30:5-6, The Message

WISDOM:  The believer replied, “Every promise of God proves true;
    he protects everyone who runs to him for help.  So don’t second-guess him;
    he might take you to task and show up your lies.” 

And on that day
When my strength is failing
The end draws near
And my time has come
Still my soul will
Sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years
And then forevermore

Abba Father,

With all that is in me, from head to toe, I praise Your Holy Name.  Thank you, just thank you.

In Jesus Name, Amen

Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul
Worship His Holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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