Praise Foundations

How to Sing a New Song to the Lord in Your Praise!

“He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God; many will see it, and fear, and will trust in the Lord.” ~ Psalm 40:3

The Lord wants to do something in you that He’s never done before. But did you realize that He always wants to do something new in you that He’s never done before? Every day, in fact! Each new day of your life, even in every moment, He wants to give you a reason to sing a new song to the Lord in praise! In Isaiah 43:19 the Lord said to His people, “See, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not be aware of it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Revelation 21:5 says, “…He who was seated on the throne says, “Behold I am making all things new…these words are trustworthy and true.”

But even though the Lord desires to give you a new song, there are just some times in life when we struggle to find that new song, especially in troubled times. But God has one for you! Do you need a new song from the Lord to sing in your heart? Where did your song go? That song you used to sing? Perhaps you have stopped singing altogether, and you’re too exhausted, hurt or discouraged to lift up your hands to Him. The promise of the Word of God is that He will give you a “new song”. We tend to wait until we’re in a hard place to cry out to the Lord, until we are desperate, until we have no other options and then we cry out. But what if we were that desperate for Him every day?

Tehillah is the New Song that Shares Your Testimony

The Lord, your Father in heaven, is always working, moving, changing things, answering prayer and bringing breakthrough, but sometimes it’s just an intentional act of faith to believe that! Sometimes when life is hard, it’s just as hard to worship or find a reason to “give thanks in all things”, but that’s where the real power of praise is! If you’re struggling in worship and thanksgiving, maybe you’re singing an “old” song. Praise the Lord, He has another new song for you- today!

The former song your heart once sang, that was once the “new song” in another season is part of your testimony of faith now and when you sing of His specific acts of faithfulness to you with thanksgiving, you are stepping intoTehillah” praise– the spontaneous song to the Lord sung from your grateful heart. In Psalm 22:3, David said that the Lord dwells in the “Tehillah” of His people! If you want to sing a new song to the Lord, testify to Him about what He has done for you, in you, through you, around you, beside you… That’s it! That’s what David did!

We tend to wait until we’re in a hard place to cry out to the Lord, until we are desperate, until we have no other options and then we cry out. But what if we were that desperate for Him every day?

~Alicia Purdy

David wrote in Psalm 40:1-3, “I waited patiently for the Lord,  and He turned to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise (“Tehillah”) to our God; many will see it, and fear, and will trust in the Lord.” As David began to testify of what the Lord had done, it became a new song- before and after God broke through. You don’t have to “find” a new song to sing to the Lord- You have it! It’s as simple as thanksgiving from your spirit to His. There, in His presence, where He uniquely dwells within that “Tehillah” praise from your testimony is everything you need to overcome, to keep pressing forward, to grow stronger and resist the enemy until victory!

Thought for today: Sing a New Song for Every New Story

Your new song will be one never sung before – every time – because it will spring from a fresh testimony of His faithfulness. The thing about worshipping in faith is this – your praise isn’t hinged on what you’re hoping will happen, but on the fact that you know God will work for you, fight for you, and work it out for you. 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.

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. 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.

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