Then, he held it to his chest and said, "gress the ward."
Which in 2 year old language means, "Bless the Lord."
Melt my heart.
Yes…bless the Lord.
He can be caught singing this song or saying this phrase multiple times a day.
It's as if he knows we can bless the Lord in any and every situation, no matter the circumstance.
When Asher John joined our family on June 18, the song "Bless the Lord (10000 Reasons)" by Matt Redman was playing on our "hospital playlist." It brought tears to my eyes seeing our new little guy for the first time and knowing that God, in His infinite wisdom, had chosen to bless our family through this 7 pound, 11 ounce boy.
It doesn't get better than that!
Asher means happy or blessed.
I am big on name meanings, so these verses helped us narrow down our name list:
In 1 Chronicles 7:40 it talks about Asher's descendants being choice men and outstanding leaders.
The blessing the Lord gives to the tribe of Asher in Deuteronomy says this: "Most blessed of sons is Asher; let him be favored by his brothers, and let him bathe his feet in oil."
Both verses we will pray over this little guy, for sure!
Psalm 103 is one of my favorite Psalms.
In it, David blesses the Lord.
He blesses the Lord for forgiving
He blesses the Lord for healing
He blesses the Lord for redeeming
He blesses the Lord for loving-kindness
He blesses the Lord for working
David knows something we must remember; our God is a living God. Not only was He active and doing these things then, He is doing these things now - for you and for me.
May you take a moment to read this psalm and may it cause you to Bless the Lord.
Maybe you even want to write your own psalm - intentionally, on purpose, taking time to Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord - no matter your situation, in every circumstance!
Why did it take a 2 year old to point that out to me?
Bless the Lord!