Editor’s Note: When Ryan sent this to me, it was quite evident that it should be posted today! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms everywhere! You are loved!

Hello everyone! My name is Ryan Weeter and today I’m going to be talking about blessing God.  I was doing some reading in my Bible on a break at work and I came across a scripture that caught my eye.  Daniel 2:19 which says, “Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.”  Now I had always heard people talking about blessing God, but this scripture made me actually think about it. God is God, how can anything we can do bless him?  It’s not like he needs supernatural favor, or finances, or health. What can we do to bless him?

First and foremost we can praise and worship him.  In fact, that particular verse can also translate “blessed” as praised.  When we praise and worship him, we’re blessing him. Blessing isn’t necessarily some “christianese” term.  It certainly does pertain directly to God and His giving towards us. However, “bless” is also defined as “to endow (someone) with a particular cherished thing or attribute.”  Our praise and worship to God may not seem like a lot to us, but to God, it’s cherished, it valuable… THAT is blessing God.

When I was little, I used to bring rocks to my mom.  Nothing like quartz, or real pretty rocks, but rocks that I thought looked cool.  There was one in particular that I thought looked like a boot. I brought them to her and she kept them.  Not because they were necessarily worth a whole lot, but because she cherished them and specifically me. She loved me and those were all gifts from me.  This is what happens between us and God. I blessed my mom with those rocks, because they were my gift to her. Showing her my love in a way that I knew how at the time.  We bless God by expressing our love to him.

Whenever we lift up our voices, give our tithe, spend time in his Word fellowshipping with him.  All of that is blessing God because it’s our gift to him. It’s our way of showing by what we do or say that we love him.  As a parent you may know that your kids love you, but how much more does it just warm your heart whenever your child does something special for you?  You can find people blessing the Lord all through the Bible, especially in the Psalms. One of the most prominent is Psalm 103:1 “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.”  If you continue reading that Psalm alone, you’ll see it everywhere. So I encourage you today to make a point to bless the Lord. Spend some time just loving on him. Be blessed!