Monday, April 11, 2011

Singing an Old Song That's New Every Morning

Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. (Psalms 96:1-4)

Excerpt from "Prayer of Worship for the God of All Nations” – 2011-04-10
If you have surrendered your heart and life to Jesus Christ, the Lord has put a “new song” in your heart. It’s an old song, almost 2,000 years old now - but it is also a song that is new every morning. It’s a song we read of in Revelation 5:9-10: "And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.’” The song we sing is the song of the great victory God has won in Jesus Christ over sin and death that sets us free and calls us back home to God. It’s a song of the glory of the Lord, which we have come to know in the person of Jesus Christ. It’s a song we are to invite all every nation, every people group, every family, every person in the world to join with us in singing – for its God’s desire to create one family out of all the families of the earth. And it’s a song we are not just sing, but also to live out in everything we think, say and do. And yes, it is an old song - but it’s a song that never gets old. Singing about Jesus is a “new song” every moment of every day!