I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise.
The thought of filling my lungs with praise and worship songs is pure refreshment to me. I listen to praise music often, and sign along when I can. This Psalm is telling us that this sort of praise should happen all the time. In just a few words, it sets up a pattern of how we are to live. But there is more in this little verse. We are to bless God.
For a long time I did not understand how I could bless God. He’s God after all. How could I possibly bless Him? He doesn’t need anything. Consider this. Going down the wrong path, sinning – that grieves the heart of God. I have come to understand that praise and worship is a blessing to Him, because it keeps us on the course He has laid out for our lives.
Another way to bless God is to serve Him. We do that by serving those He loves, and that is everyone. Anytime you bless another person, you are blessing the Lord.
During this season that we are celebrating our bounty, consider blessing someone else, and blessing God.