Sing to the Lord a new song. Psalm 149:1**
Death has its constant work in me and it’s only Life’s light that threatens it. Death says old. Stale. Never growing. Static.
But yesterday’s bread can’t satisfy when I know I have new.
You are new, oh God, and Your new interrupts grey, like sunbursts. My day is pregnant with new, pregnant with You. Waiting to be discovered, You are new, somewhat disguised. Mysterious new. New intended to be unwrapped by its curious recipient.
I praise You, God, who offers a new song for a new day that’s full of a thousand new moments. I can’t help but sing when I see Your new. My moments lacking that new song reveal a darkness that doesn’t need another creative growth spurt, another idea, but needs another brush with the Man, new.
Thank you for being the God who gives a new song. A new season. A new facet of Your face I didn’t know yesterday but today has consumed me. I praise You for breaking through mundane ways of thinking and seeing and bringing forth beauty that is not complete without the song that declares it.
You infuse new and then You call forth that new in song. Holy cycle. You pouring the new dimensions of Yourself inside of my waiting-to-receive-You Spirit and then being pleased — even delighted — by my response song.
I want a life of the new song. A life of the new man that is, daily — hourly — touching my old and making it new in such a way that my life wells up with harmonic applause.
I want my life to sing.
**So what do I do with these posts, you ask, other than just read them? First, if you haven’t yet, read: Why I Adore to give you a context for this little space on my blog. (This post also gives context.)
If you are compelled, I invite you to participate. Set up a space and time in your own life to begin adoring. Over laundry or dinner dishes, on your commute to work, or in the wee morning hours — ten minutes is a great start. You can use the verse I list here every day or two as a launch pad for your own adoration.
Then practice praise.
Add to my adoration here, by posting a comment with your own words back to God about God …or hide it in your heart.
I promise your weary soul won’t regret it.
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