Thursday, April 08, 2010

Blessing God

Just reflecting on a couple of things I have noticed recently at church and in people I know... This is a familiar tune and a familiar idea...
Blessed be Your name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name
Then we come to the fourth verse. Will we sing this truthfully? Or will we be singing a tune that we don't even model in our lives?
Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Where there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name
Jesus describes what it means to follow Him: "...he must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me". Following Christ is during the good times and the bad times. Its not when we feel like it we follow Him, but rather we choose to follow Him with all of our lives. It is a path of self denial and putting Jesus first at all times.

Will we be a people who choose to bless God's name through all our lives?


Anonymous said...

Good point :) Song also goes "When the darkness closes in Lord, still I will say, Blessed be the name of the Lord, Blessed be your name." We naturally praise God for the good but we should especially continue to praise him in the bad.

Joshi said...

Yeah - its easy to bless God for the good things, but its so hard to even see God working, let alone bless God during the times of hardship and suffering.