Bless the Lord, O my Soul (Part 2)

Psalm 103:2 says "Forget not all His benefits". Can you imagine an employee being unaware of his benefit package at work? What would you think if he paid thousands of dollars for doctor bills when he had insurance that would have paid for everything? You would think he was either foolish or ignorant. Just as this employee would need to learn about and remember his benefits, believers must pursue revelation of the payment that Christ has already made for us (especially in the two areas the psalmist lists: forgiveness for every sin and healing for every disease). Once we receive knowledge and understanding of these things, then we talk to our soul on a regular basis about them so we won’t forget. This is why having declarations to speak daily is so important (Click here to see Steve's list of declarations).     

Psalm 103 is about a person speaking to himself. It is not about someone speaking to God or to people. It’s a godly man speaking to himself. He’s not crazy. It is okay to do so. As a matter of fact, it is necessary because if we don’t, we would leave a major weapon against the enemy out of our arsenal.

Talk to yourself. It may take a while to get over your self-consciousness to do so, but the awkwardness will soon disappear. Develop your own way to do so. It may not sound just like the psalmist, but it will be good as long as it works for you. Remember, YOU’RE CRAZY IF YOU DON’T TALK TO YOURSELF!