Sunday, April 12, 2015

Forget Not All His Benefits!

“Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
Psalms 103:1-5

Forget not all His benefits!

We always say, "seek His face not His hand", which is true. We should look for relationship more than blessing. We should seek His presence more than His miracles. However, God does want us to know all the things that He has done for us. 

God wants us to know what He has blessed us with and He wants us to walk in it.

So what has He blessed us with?  David gives us a pretty good list here:

"Who forgives all your iniquities" - God has forgiven all of your sins! This same psalm states that He has removed our sin "as far as the east is from the west" and Jeremiah 31:34 tells us that God will "remember our sin no more"! All of your sins, past, present, or future, have been forgiven. They have been washed clean by the blood of Christ. Forget not His benefits! Forget not His forgiveness! Do not allow the enemy to get you caught up in shame and guilt.

"Who heals all your diseases" - Not only has God forgiven all of our sin, He has healed all of our sickness. Sickness is a part of the curse and the curse was broken through the death and resurrection of Christ. We just need to learn to accept our healing through faith.

"Who redeems your life from destruction" - We were headed towards destruction before we accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior. For many that destruction would have come in this life and for all of us it would have come in eternity. Either way He has redeemed us from the path of destruction and put us on a path of abundant life!

"Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies" - God is always looking to shower love and mercy on us as His children. His love crowns us as we go through our lives and forever marks us as sons and daughters of the Most High!

"Who satisfies your mouth with good things" - The Lord is our provider, Jehovah Jireh! He promised that if we seek His kingdom first He will make sure all things that we need our added. Not only that but He promised to satisfy us with good things! Not just the bare minimum needed to survive but that we would be wholly satisfied.

"So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's" - He will renew your youth and your energy. As you serve Him you will find that you have renewed energy to do so. It is never too late to serve Him, as long as you are on this earth He has a plan for you to be here!

Look at that list! Those are all things that God has done for us, but we have to learn to walk in them. We have to accept those things by faith and make them true in our life. Sometimes we have to fight in order to recieve what God has already done, but the first step is to know that God has already done it.

Forget not all His benefits!

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