Psalm 103:1-2 (New King James Version)
1] Bless the LORD, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2] Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Ah, forgetfulness. It can be frustrating, can't it? Earlier today I turned from one side of my desk to the other to make a phone call only to be caught short when I could not remember whom I was going to call (let alone the phone number!). Senior moment, I guess. Perhaps my brain needs more exercise.
One mental activity we should never neglect: Remembering God's blessings. Like a friendly encourager at the fitness center, the writer in verse 2 instructs us. Don't forget. Keep it up; don't ever tire; think about all that God is and what He has done. Contemplate His blessings. Thoughts of God can provide a beneficial displacement. Thinking of Him pushes out other less wholesome and less important matters.
FOR TODAY: Just now, spend one uninterrupted minute remembering God's blessings.