Daily Devotional: Day 13
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits” (Psalm 103:2, KJV).
What you remember is powerful, for it can impact your life positively or negatively. Your Father in heaven wants you to remember his benefits. He wants you to remember the right things always. Even when you remember negative or unpleasant experiences, God wants you to view them through the lens of his unconditional love for you. Today’s Scripture urges us to bless the Lord and forget not his benefits. Remembering or forgetting the benefits of the Lord can mean the difference between life and death. It can mean the difference between a solid Christian foundation and a shaky one. In Psalm 103:3-5, the Bible lists specific benefits of the Lord we must not forget: 1) God forgives all your iniquities; 2) God heals all your diseases; 3) God redeems your life from destruction; 4) God crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5) God satisfies your mouth with good things and renews your youth like an eagle’s.
When you live in constant remembrance of the Lord’s benefits, you’ll know God for the loving Father he is. Then you shall know your true value in your Father’s sight. Remember what Jesus said, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). Satan wants you to remember everything that’s wrong with you. He wants you to focus on being a victim. It’s all part of his old tricks aimed at manipulating you. But God wants you to remember his love for you. Remembering God’s blessings will heal you and free you from any painful memories from your past. Stop focusing on what’s wrong with you. You’re the beautiful child of the Father. Glorify God through constant remembrance of all his benefits.
I am a beneficiary of the Father’s blessings. I remember all his benefits toward me. He forgives all my sins; heals all my diseases; redeems my life from destruction; crowns me with his tender mercies; satisfies me with good things and renews my youth like an eagle’s. As I remember these benefits, I am glowing with the glory of God. Hallelujah.
For further study: Deuteronomy 8:1-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Pastor Stephen Alfred Bilson-Ogoe
Charis Temple (non-denominational church)
Manassas, Virginia, USA