Powered by 4 - May 20, 2012


New Song

today's reading.
Psalms 144   Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle...

the blog.
We read Psalm 144 yesterday, but I just felt like coming back to it today because there is so much there for us to consider and learn from. David is praising the Lord throughout the Psalm but also asking for protection and deliverance from foreign enemies. And as part of his praise and recognition of God's greatness he says this right in the middle of the Psalm: "I will sing a new song to you, O God" (vs. 9). Now I thought about this verse for a while and it made me realize how my praise can turn into a routine and lose some of its vigor, particularly if I'm not being intentional about it. So if I'm singing a "new" song, that would require a fresh and focused effort on my part, and I do think that would be pleasing to God.

So how about offering God a new song this weekend? Now this could be a literal song, but it could also be through prayer, journaling, you name it. Just make it part of your communicating with Him. And if you'd care to share any of your "new song" with us, we'd love to read it. Tami W.

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