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?



Scripture

Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones.
(Psalms 149:1 NASB)

Observation

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.

Application

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.

Prayer

Lord, help me understand what radical obedience to You looks like in these days. Amen.

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