Praise the LORD, My Soul

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Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 103:1-5
Psalm 103:1-5 is a wonderful model of true worship. Some-times we get sidetracked in worship by the music style, structure, leaders or instruments and miss the point. Everything is irrelevant if we neglect to set aside the time to honor the Lord. The model given us in Psalm 103 is more than weak lip ser-vice. The Lord is not concerned with how great you sing or even if you know the song, but if you are pouring out your praise to Him and blessing Him with all your inmost being. Are you recounting all His blessings over you? Do you remember where you were before you knew Him? Are you recalling the love and compassion He has for you and how He has given you so many desires of your heart? It pleases the Lord to give us good things and only He can truly renew our youth.

This summer we are experiencing some different worship styles on Sunday morning. Whatever style is presented, I en-courage you to honor the Lord in that moment. Whether you are singing, praying, reflecting, or reading scripture, don’t get sidetracked by distracting thoughts. The worship service is our very best effort to steer you into an encounter with the Lord, but only YOU can praise the Lord with all of your inmost being.

It is an honor to serve with so many true worshippers at RBC and I greatly appreciate all of you who are involved in leading worship and all of you who not only model heartfelt worship in our services, but also in your daily lives.

Gratefully,
Deborah