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To Speak of God's Favor is to Praise God

June 5, 2017

 

 

 

Psalm 103:2 NIV

 

Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits.

 

 

Have you been praising God lately outside of church? 

Are you in the habit of praising God daily? 

 

 

Before you begin to feel guilty or even ashamed for your lack of practicing a behavior of praise often – STOP!  Don’t you dare go down that path! I have good news! You may be praising God more than you know. On top of that God will show us a very easy way to praise him more in today’s lesson! 

 

One morning our pastor gave us a very inspiring message on praising God. He showed us that God wants praise from his people. We also learned that praise involves raving and boasting about God. It is celebrating God for who he is, what he does and what he has done in the past. As I listened to this great teacher, my mind kept reflecting on praise relating to the acknowledgment of God’s favor. God pointed out something fantastic to me about praise! He told me that when we talk about the favor of God in our lives, we are literally boasting about God, his goodness and his delivery of goodness to us. We are in all ways praising him!

 

When we recognize and admit to our shield of God’s favor active in our lives – we are praising God! As we express appreciation for God's favor we show him our trust in him for all good things. Speaking of God’s favor is celebrating God and his nature of benevolence. We are boasting over his kindheartedness, thus praising him. To say “that was God’s favor” when you see good and positive in your day or week is absolutely praising God. As God hears your words to him (and to others) that express your thankfulness for his favor – he is satisfied and pleased!

 

Psalm 103:2 tells us to praise the Lord and not forget all his benefits. Verses that follow verse 2 give us a short but powerful list of benefits we can praise. However you can also praise God over every benefit of every kind. The verse does say “forget not ALL his benefits.” When you speak of God’s favor you speak of his benefits. 

 

Psalm 103:2 NIV

 

Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits

 

This is marvelous news! I have been noticing and paying more attention to God’s favor so much more lately once God started this series of the favor of God. I have enjoyed imagining my shield of favor surrounding me. I have become mindful of his favor in my life, and this seems to be increasing at a staggering rate when I meditate on it. I want to be alert more and more of God’s favor. I want to announce that I see his favor. I believe this series will do those things.

 

So what did our loving God show me? 

 

He revealed that when we recognize and speak of his favor, we are praising our God. I love this revelation from God. I get to receive God’s favor as a shield around me, appreciate it, speak of it and this is praising God – something God wants. This is pleasing to me to do something to please my Father God and heaven. And it is extremely easy to do daily. Awareness of the favor of God is fun! Talking about it is a breeze. To top it off, God desires it; thus we are walking in obedience with these actions.

 

Dear ladies notice God’s favor daily, speak of it and give thanks for it; because when you do this you are also praising your Heavenly Father in this sweet endeavor. 

 

You will be pleased to please God!

 

MEDITATION this week: 

 

Psalm 103:2 NIV

 

Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits.

 

 

 

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