Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. Psalm 33:3
Whenever I begin to discuss worship with someone, or if I am training them to become a worship leader there is one thing I will continually remind them……Sing the song that was written on the page, and then listen for the new song. In other words, Sing the song of yesterday, and then give God the opportunity to release the song of today!
Today is Sunday, a day we set aside to purposefully worship the King of kings. So I challenge you whether you worship at home alone, or at church with a group, to listen. While worship is happening, close your eyes and let your spirit focus completely on Jesus and listen for His “song for today”.
Let your whole heart focus on the words of the written song, and then let your spirit be carried away in a new song!
He loves to write new songs on our hearts.
The last time I led worship practice I spent a time at the end just singing out my own song to God. I had come to practice on the heels of an exhausting week with a lot of emotional turmoil, and when I entered into worship I purposefully pushed my heart to connect. I began to sing of my weariness and weakness, as I poured out the reality of my heart in that moment, and then something beautiful happened. My song became one of victory! My song became one of my full commitment to God and His plan for my life, and I also began to sing the enemies defeat! I thanked God for His warring angels and sang of His hedge of protection over me and then I committed to walk out this warfare with Him willingly!
By the end of my heart’s song, I felt completely exhilarated and ready to face the day!
We gain so much when we offer the beautiful sacrifice of praise no matter what our current circumstances.
Will you brave this challenge? Will you muster up the courage to sing out your victory?
I am reminded of how they used to send the worshipers out before the troops. I truly believe that is still what we are to do. I will boldly blaze the trail with worship! I will stand and not be destroyed. I will not let my song be stolen. I believe in You! You ARE the God of miracles!
Take time today to really worship God. Sing a song you love and then as you sing begin to listen for new words. What is God singing over your life today? He is our very present help in times of trouble.
But I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” Psalm 31:14
We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You. Psalm 33:20-23
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1