Do you have a new song?

Psalm 96:1 (NLT), Psalm 96:2 (NLT), Psalm 96:3 (NLT), Psalm 96:4 (NLT), Psalm 96:5 (NLT), Psalm 96:6 (NLT), Psalm 96:7 (NLT), Psalm 96:8 (NLT), Psalm 96:9 (NLT), Psalm 96:10 (NLT), Psalm 96:11 (NLT), Psalm 96:12 (NLT), Psalm 96:13 (NLT)

In an age of talent shows on tv we see a whole host of rising stars. What a joy it is to find natural talent which resonates with all those listening yiu cant help but get emotional in your heart!

Just yesterday I had the joy to hear on of our young people sing beautifully one of her own songs. It was a song about a young girl searching for God in all the wrong places but realising at the sametime the only real place is found in Jesus! That is what I like about the psalms they are real emotions expressed by real people with hurts, joys, and troubles faced expressed in song to God who hears!

Ps. 96 starts (v1) “Sing to the Lord a new song…” and then in v3, “Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.”

What is the song you’re singing today? Perhaps its of joy, or sorrow – whatever your song be real with God he is well able to care for you! (v5) compares other gods being mere (pointless) idols where as Father God desires to be LORD (YAWEH) he is I AM that is whatever you’re going through right now, hear him say I AM is for you, I AM loves you!

Perhaps start this day with a new song to the Lord! Tell hiim how you feel. Allow a new song inspired by His joy to shape your future.

Publish the amazing things he has done for you – ask the Holy Spirit to bring them to mind!

Write your response a new song to God! Your song brings joy to the heart of the Father!

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Life is a musical…

Psalm 33:3 (NIV)

If life was like the “Sound of Music” we’d be bursting into song just about every conversation. Can you imagine walking down your corridor at school or on the way to the bosses office and then suddenly bursting into song and before you know it everyone is joining in?!? Well, yes that would be pretty bizarre and of course we all know musicals are a tab unreal in that respect!

Yet we all love to sing – parties, football match, in the shower… There’s something about lifting our voices in song that puts a joy in our spirit.

Consider, to sing is a form of worship and we are all designed to worship something! For the best fulfilment as this verse reminds us is to sing out to God – proclaiming his faithfulness, being thankful with a new song in your heart today!

What is your ‘new song’ today? Will you allow yourself to bring before God this day perhaps a song of thanks or a new focus/direction He is leading you in – like in a musical, to sing is life, let your life today be like a song of praise and thanks to God. That new song is also not just a whim but something we give with our whole heart (play skilfully) brings joy to the heart of Father God!

If you can’t think of anything just sing a simple song that expresses thanks to a God who loves you very much – even if you can’t feel it, allow him to soak you in it!