The words of this verse are familiar — “Bless the LORD, O my soul” — but what does it look like for us to bless the One who blesses? What can we possibly do or say to cause God to be blessed?
I cajole my spirit:
Bless the Holy One with all that you are!
Be a blessing to the gracious God who blesses you:
smile at God today like a sunny dandelion;
sit with God quietly and keep the Holy One company
while She watches and weeps over the whole world;
o my soul, get out your best crayons and make
a beautiful drawing for God’s refrigerator;
sing love songs to the LORD when no one else is listening;
wake up a few minutes early to make and bring
fresh chocolate chip pancakes (and maybe some coffee)
to the God of heaven & earth as the blazing sun rises;
hide praises for God to discover throughout the day;
text the LORD an “LOL” when life offers up a moment of joy,
just so God knows that it made you chuckle.
O my soul, with all of your being and all of your creativity,
Be a blessing to the gracious God who blesses you.
Bless, O bless the LORD with unending delight!
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