This morning I woke up and immediately had to repent because God showed me a sin in my life so powerfully using a song I woke up with stuck in my head. Last night at church we sang “I Will Bless the Lord at All Times” by Mary Alessi, and that’s the song that I woke up singing this morning. The bridge says: “I will bless you Lord, Your praise will always be, forever in my mind, forever on my lips”.
This just struck me because I have not been living this out. I have been complaining a lot lately because of some health issues that I’ve been having. When I’m negative and complaining, that is the opposite of blessing and praise to God. If praise is a pleasing aroma to God, then negativity is like a stinky pile of garbage. That garbage is what I’ve been serving up lately. I’ve been spewing filth out of my mouth that does not honor God or point others toward Him. This is a problem. I just had to stop and repent, and ask God to forgive me for my awful attitude.
No matter what you’re going through, God is still worthy to be praised, and your words should bless God. He made the heavens and the earth, the sky, the sea, you and me, everything in the world. Not only did he create us, He sustains us, He allows our heart to continue beating, He makes the blood flow through our body and allows for us to convert oxygen into carbon dioxide. Most of all, He fulfilled a spiritual need, He brought people who were dead in their sins back to life. If nothing else, He deserves praise and thankfulness for Christ, for the cross.
So I challenge you to examine yourself, what are you serving up to God: a pleasing aroma, or filthy garbage?