Music is a big part of my life. I know that a lot of my friends and family also love music and can’t go a day without it. Life without music would be like a tasteless dish with no salt, no flavor and no joy. You probably have one ingredient, one condiment, one spice that you love that makes your food a joyful experience. Music is what makes my life a joyful experience because the music I love is music that exalts the Lord. It is uplifting and it is exquisite. It puts Jesus on a pedestal and it minimizes the influence of the world on my mind and in my heart. The world has ways of getting inside our heads and in our spirits and shaking everything up by taking the place that rightfully belongs to the Lord. Music is powerful. It is one of the most powerful things that exists. It was meant to exalt the Lord but we often see that it exalts the world over the Lord. When I had the big change in my life over 6 years ago, one of the most impactful encounters with the Lord, the music of my life changed. I started singing a new song to the Lord. My life started being a praise song instead of the sad song that I used to be so attached to. God gave me new lyrics. I embraced them and I have kept them all these years. What song is your life singing? What are you singing to the Lord repeatedly? Who oversees the lyrics of your life? What tune do you choose first thing in the morning? What song do you keep throughout the day? Do you let life change the record and put on a song that brings you down? Today I am here to encourage you to sing a new song to the Lord every day. Let me explain.
Our words are melodies to the Lord. He loves hearing our voices. He knows what we are going to say and He understand the songs of our lives. He knows us better than we know ourselves. He hears every note played by our lives and He listens to the cry of our hearts and the laughter that comes out of our spirits. He knows the rhythm and the beat of every day of our lives. He can’t miss a beat and He never tune out. He is always in harmony with our thoughts, our emotions and our ideas. It doesn’t mean that we are in harmony with Him. His desire is for us to change our songs and tune into His music. He wants our lives to be vibrant sounds of hope and sounds of joy. He has a song for us to sing that He gives us through His Spirit. We can choose to sing it or we can side with the songs of the world. The songs of the world can be very whiny and very depressing. They can bring you down without you saying anything. Those songs are in our heads and they don’t have to be sung to create havoc in our lives. All we have to do is play them over and over in our minds and the enemy has us where he wants us. He wants us away from the Lord, away from faith and hope. The more we play the negative music of the world, the less receptive we will be to the melodies of the Lord. His melodies are what we should long for and what we should express. Our lives are songs that we should choose carefully.
I have mentioned before how I often hear music deep down inside. I hear songs of praise. Songs that I have never heard in the natural but that sound amazing. Songs that focus on Jesus and that glorify Him. Now, I have noticed that those sounds from Heaven come more naturally when I am positive and I stay on God’s wavelength. When I stay tuned to joy, faith and positive confessions, the music starts. God has a song for you and me to sing but it can’t grow amid doubt and negativity. It won’t emerge when we put a pile a negativity on top of it. The secret to a beautiful song to the Lord is to sing to Him no matter what happens to us. Maintaining a song of praise through the way we lead our lives and how we approach every event is a great dedicated song to our Lord. It is a wonderful way to praise Him without words. Our actions and our deeds can produce incredible music that highlights faith and the goodness of God. Emotions should be taken out of the equation and faith should be the instrument we use to sing with our lives. You can always sing a new song to the Lord. Decide to make it a good song that celebrates Him. Keep the lyrics in line with His Word and His love. Sing a new song to the Lord with your life today!
Suggested reading: Psalm 40:3; Psalm 96:1; Isaiah 42:10