Apparently David was in the boat with us. In Psalm 103:1 – 2 he commands his soul to bless the Lord. This is helpful to me in at least two ways.
First, it tells me that I am in good company. The man who God said was after God’s own heart commanded his soul to bless the Lord. So it seems that there were times even David did not automatically respond to life with a blessing to the Lord without some effort.
Second, it gives me a model to follow. I can do what David did and decide to bless and remember even when I do not necessarily feel like it.
Remember. That is not always easy. That is one of the reasons that it is important to keep track of what God has done in my life. Journaling helps with that.