This is a year of new beginnings and a fresh start. Amen! The Lord wants to do something in you that He’s never done before. As a follower of Christ, your worship, your very self, is a living sacrifice to Him- laying down your life, your inhibitions, your fears, your situations, your issues and the weights of life in order to minister unto Him. Jesus did the same thing before the Father. He lived a lifestyle of worship, disciplining His mind, body and spirit to worship in all seasons, so that worship was His first response in all things.
As you begin to offer yourself to the Lord in worship, moving beyond your comfort zone to express your worship, you will begin to connect with His Spirit in a brand-new way. There, in His presence, is everything you need to overcome, to keep pressing forward, to grow stronger and resist the enemy until victory!
As you begin to offer yourself to the Lord in worship, moving beyond your comfort zone to express your worship, you will begin to connect with His Spirit in a brand-new way
Do you need a new song from the Lord to sing in your heart? Where did your song go? Maybe you’ve grown exhausted from trying to keep yourself afloat. Perhaps you have stopped singing altogether. The promise of the Word of God is that He will give you a “new song” that will be a testimony of His faithfulness, which “many will hear” and your song will cause them to “trust in the Lord”. In Jeremiah 1:12 the Lord promises that He watches over His Word to see it performed. That’s a promise you can cling to!
Your new song will be one never sung before because it will spring from a fresh testimony of His faithfulness. The Bible refers to this specific type of worship as “tehillah”- a spontaneous, unrehearsed song from the human spirit based on a testimony of gratitude. (Learn more about “tehillah” here) You’ve been promised this very thing by the Father who loves you, who sees you, who has called you with a purpose. As you move forward this year, focus on making thanksgiving the foundation for all your worship. Stir your spirit up, remind yourself of what He has done. Thank Him in faith for answered prayer, and needs taken care of. Gratitude will be the foundation of the new songs He writes for you. Your task is to sing them out.
Thought for today
“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 40:19) God is ready to do a new thing in you and for you. THIS is the time. Gratitude is your point of origin. It all starts there. All that the Lord wants in return is your worship, your sacrifice of you. You have one responsibility: Focus on thankfulness each time you worship and minister to Him from there. The rest is in His capable hands.