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Bless The Lord Oh My Soul

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Have you ever had music speak to you?  Where you really listen to the words, the chords, absorbing them, and letting them comfort you?  Or better yet letting music take you to  a state of Praise?

Music speaks to me!  I often find that it is my “go to” for getting to a time of worship.  It heals me, it comforts me, it’s uplifting, it is my “Praise”. 

I don’t know about you guys but finding time to worship can be hard these days.  I have found that I spend most of my time in my car!  HA!  As a mom of three kids under the age of 8 I am in my car A LOT!  The hustle and bustle of life can really wear a gal down.   We (I) try to fit in as much as we can into a 24 hour day.  We are constantly running here and there, picking up kids, running errands, etc…  Then when we return home we have the house to clean, meals to cook, homework to help with, baths, etc…..  While we are running here and there we are on our smartphones that have given us the great capability to keep up with life by talking, texting, updating Facebook, or tweeting! Life on the go with everything at our fingertips. We are busy people, living in a fast pace world that is only getting faster by the second.

So when can we find time to worship….to praise?  I’m not talking about your time of prayer or Bible reading.  I’m talking about Worship….the time you take to adore and praise your Maker!

To remedy my problem I have made myself a playlist of worship songs.  Now every time I am in my car I turn these Praise and worship songs on. I also turn them on at home while I’m cleaning or cooking!  As I listen to these songs I praise my Saviour unashamed.  Yes, I might look a little silly driving down the road with a hand-held high or a tear-stained face.  Or I might even get some funny looks from my kids as I dance around the kitchen..but I don’t care!  IT IS MY PRAISE! 

 One of my most favorite Praise songs to play during “my time of praise” is “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord oh My soul)” by Matt Redman.  The reason why I love it so is because it is based on pure praise.  Redman based the song off of Psalms 103  which begins like this:

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 none of His benefits;
3 Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
4 Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with loving kindness and compassion;
5 Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.” 

The song 10,000 reasons is just that….reasons to PRAISE!  With the fast pace life we forget what to Praise God for…..we Praise Him for anything and everything!  Redman gave an interview about this song and something he said popped out at me “We live beneath an unceasing flow of goodness, kindness, greatness, and holiness, and every day we’re given reason after reason why Jesus is so completely and utterly worthy of our highest and best devotion.”


My Challenge to you all today is simple… “Bless the Lord” with your Praise!  Find some time today in your car or even at your home to turn “off” life for a few moments and Praise Him!

Here is the song 10,000 Reasons.  Take some time and listen to it!


10,000 Reasons for my heart to find! 

Worship His Holy Name!!



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