Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name. Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things He does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. …Let all that I am praise the LORD. Psalm 103: 1-5 (NLT)
Notice that this psalm begins and ends with the same phrase: Let all that I am praise the LORD. It doesn’t say let all that I do praise the LORD. Sometimes we can get caught up in placing our value on what we do instead of who we are. This takes the praise and honor that God deserves and gives it to ourselves.
The psalmist lists many praiseworthy things God does, and if he had stopped at the first point it would have been enough. But God goes above and beyond just forgiving ALL our sins; He redefines who we are. As followers of Jesus we are forgiven, healed, redeemed, loved, transformed, and so much more!
The more we grow in our relationship with Christ, the more we begin to change from the inside out. The way we think, what we say, and the things we do become less about us and more about bringing honor, glory, and praise to God.
Slowly reread the passage above and let what Jesus has done for you sink to the deepest part of your soul. Then pray it back to Him as a prayer of thanks for what He’s done and for who you are in Him.
Father in heaven, let all that I am praise You. With my whole heart, I will praise Your holy name. May I never forget the good things you do for me. You forgive all my sins and heal all my diseases. You redeem me from death and crown me with love and tender mercies. You fill my life with good things.
Let all that I am praise You!
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