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Day 6: What is Your Motivation?

Day 6 of the 7 day Worship Devotional Series. For 7 days, we are featuring a devotional paired up with a song written on the same scripture. Every day on the blog we will publish a new devotion and a new song from the NewSpring Worship Team.

Read: Psalm 103

Psalm 103 doesn’t ask us to bless God with our actions or our mouth. It takes us to the source of our words and actions by urging us to express an inner attitude of blessing. God doesn’t want your begrudging obedience. He wants your heart. Our actions, however “good” and religious, don’t matter until our hearts worship His character, and until we are motivated by love for God

So, how do we bless God with our inner being? Like the psalmist, we rejoice in His character and His faithfulness. He has an impressive track record: forgiving, healing, redeeming, satisfying, and renewing His people.

Notice that we are not told to work harder to earn God’s love and approval. His attitude towards us is wholly dependent upon his character. He even removes our transgressions for us so that nothing separates us from Him. He remembers that we are like dust, that our lives are as fleeting as the grass, but this doesn’t surprise God or anger Him. He knows we are weak and imperfect, and that doesn’t stop His unending love. He doesn’t simply ignore our inabilities; He knows them and cares for us just the same. We are only told to respond by fearing Him, remembering His character, and blessing Him.

Listen:

Listen to All Hail

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Reflect:

  • What aspect of God’s character in this passage is most comforting to you?
  • How does it propel you to bless Him with all that is within you?

 

Day 1: Words of Thanks

Day 2: Focus Determines Direction

Day 3: God Can be Trusted

Day 4: God is Greater

Day 5: No Other Name

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