Daily Devotional Bible Verses
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalm 103:2-5 ESV)
The other day, my son went to the junior high with me to pick up my daughter. He is a sophomore, and watching all the junior high kids come out of school, he says to me, “Mom, they all look so young!” I tell him he looked just like them. “No way!” he replies. So, we get home, and he looks at his old year book and exclaims, “Mom! I looked so young!” Yep. You sure did son.
Like my son, I think we forget what we used to look like in junior high. We sometimes forget the great work God has done in us. Where He brought us, and what He delivered us from. King David often reflected on what God had done in His life personally and in the lives of the children of Israel.
Now, I’m not telling you to dwell on your past or your past mistakes and sins, but I am telling you that it is beneficial to remember the good works that God has done in your life. It is beneficial to encourage yourself in the Lord. You can get so caught up in not being where you want to be, that you forget how far He has brought you. Remember how He had blessed you. Remember where He found you. Remember how He adopted you, and plucked you out of the muck. Washed you whiter than snow. Set you upon a Rock. Lifted you up in the presence of your enemies.
Remember the mighty work God has done in you Today! And then, give Him glory! CK