TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I Am with you even unto the end of your rope. When I said I would never leave you nor forsake you, I meant it. Never. When it’s dark, hard or painful, look for Me. I Am there singing over you. Hear My song of love and join the chorus.
A NEW SONG
When we start walking with the Lord in new things, there are all kinds of promises that God gives us. Promises like a new name, a new covenant, a new heart, a new spirit, a new tongue, a new commandment – even a new heaven and earth.
Today, I would like to focus on what it means to have a new song.
As a professional musician who has written more songs than I can count, I love music. I love all kinds of music and I actually play different kinds of music for different settings throughout my day.
There are sometimes when I’m just feeling blues-y and I know how to play the blues. You just worship God in E-minor. I also know how to sing to Him and praise Him in a G for when I am feeling grateful and in the key of A when I’m specifically looking for alignment.
What does it mean to have a new song? Well, it’s different for each of us, but this is what it looks like for me. I go after something in life and it doesn’t go the way I planned. Sometimes I win, but other times, I crash and burn. Either way, I find a new reason to see the goodness of God in my life by the way He responds to my victory or to my defeat.
In other words, I am more aware of His presence than I am aware of how I’ve been ripped off or defeated. I find myself more transformed and renewed than beat up and hurting. That comes from walking in the newness of life. That comes from finding His goodness in all situations – especially the negative ones.
Can you find the Lord in a new way despite adversity and flat out defeat? Can you find Him in victory? Look for His goodness no matter where you are and you’ll be singing a new song!
But let all who take refuge in You be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And may You shelter them, That those who love Your name may exult in You. – Psalms 5:11
FROM MY SERMON SERIES PRAY FOR RAIN – NEWNESS