My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Monday, November 14, 2011
A New Thing
My desire is that God does a new thing -- that a new song will be written. How about you?
Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones.
(Psalms 149:1 NASB)
It was time for a new song. This didn't happen very often. A new
song was written when God had mightily intervened in the lives of the
Israelites. It was as if it were time for a new chapter in the story
and when that happened the people would rejoice and a new song was
written. The new song was a reminder to the people of God to worship
and praise Him for His mighty acts within the life of His people.
Are there any new songs being written today? My hope would be that
new songs are being written and that the God of all Creation continues
to be involved in the lives of His people. However, I believe that
God's intervention in the lives of the Israelites was when they invited
Him to be involved, and when they served Him in obedience. Is there a
lesson to be found for us? Could it be that there are few new songs
these days because we are not living in obedience to Him? A new song
was written in response to something miraculous. God's nature has not
changed and He is still the God of the miraculous today. I believe that
God's desire is for new songs, and if there are no new songs, maybe we
need to step back and take a look at ourselves.
We need a new thing. God wants to do a new thing. Are we willing to
pay the price of radical obedience to Him for the new thing to come
about? If so, then let's get about the business of writing a new song.
Lord, help me understand what radical obedience to You looks like in these days. Amen.