“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with loving kindness and compassion; who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.”

Psalm 103:1-5, NASB


I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a problem with forgetting things. Really important things. One time, I forgot our wedding anniversary.

One time.

It’s a funny thing about humanity. We tend to remember the bad things and forget the good. David had that same tendency. So, he wrote a song to remind himself of all the great things God has done for him–and for us. It’s actually a conversation with himself about what he needs to remember. Not a bad idea!

When is the last time you had a conversation with yourself to be reminded of all God has done for you?

Cultivating a grateful heart begins with remembering. Make a list of all you have to be grateful for. David’s list in Psalm 103 is a great place to begin.



Please grow and cultivate a heart of gratitude in me. You’ve been so good. Help me to remember all you have done. I want to live each day with a grateful heart.


Larry Harrison

Pastor of Worship Ministries


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