Bless the Lord...

I was reading Psalm 103 today, it goes like this... Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits— who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit

And it so it goes.

But what does it mean to "Bless the Lord?"

I have asked this question for a LONG time and nobody really gives me a good answer. I have never heard a pastor preach an insightful message on it and i have NEVER heard explanation that doesn't sound trite and contrived. What does it really mean to "bless the Lord?"

I think this might help with our understanding of blessing and being blessed if we could work this out.

Now i do have an idea. And maybe my idea is WAY off. Who knows... i'll share it soon but first i want to get some of your ideas.

What do you think?

Peace and blessing Erik