Praise the Lord, oh my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name (Ps 103:1).
Just as I began writing about praising God from our deepest being, this song by Michael W. Smith came on the radio. It certainly captures the essence of this verse.
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me.
This is my daily bread
Your very word spoken to me.
The psalmist lists many treasures with which our Heavenly Father blesses us that could come only from His mercy and grace. Verse five mentions “renewing our youth.” This one is getting more and more important as the years fly by. But only our loving Father restores that youthful vigor by giving us goals and dreams and purpose each day.
…and forget not all His benefits (Ps 103:2).
And I, I’m desperate for you.
And I, I’m lost without you.