“But we will bless the LORD From this time forth and forevermore” ~ Psalm 115:18
Growing up with a love for music I would often hear my father demand me to “shut that garbage off” followed by “you don’t know what real music is”. What is “real” music? I’m sure it will be an ageless debate because of all the different types of music out there but as a believer we all should have a similar song. Maybe your parents aren’t around anymore to yell at you but if you listen closely, your soul may be whispering to you, “hey, can you change the station?”
Believe it or not God is in the business of changing our music, He wants us to sing His song. When coming to Christ one of the things that needed to go was the music I listened to. I remember the sermon I heard early on where the Preacher said “Garbage in, garbage out”.
So, what’s the song you’re singing today? I believe that each day our soul desires to sing a song. Sometimes it’s a song of distress or sadness, one might say a lament. Ideally, our souls long to sing a song of praise, to be engaged with our God and have a sense of security in a world of uncertainty.
Truth be told, we can feel overwhelmed by circumstances that effect our everyday life, the things that seem to drag us to the ground. If this is the case for you this morning, try getting on your knees while you’re down there. We have a God who can refresh our souls and change the song of the day from a lament to a melody of praise.
There’s a longing within us to worship, the problem is the object of our worship might need to change. If you’re singing a song of defeat or confusion it could be the object of your worship has become fleshly and has left you wanting something that it can’t deliver. Even as believers, if we’re not careful we can find ourselves seeking the wrong things, our desires have been drawn to something other than Jesus.
Psalm 115 takes us through a list of idols that although they appear to have eyes, ears, noses and mouths and even hands, all these things are useless. Maybe you’re not bowing down to a graven image but there could be something else in the place that belongs to God. Ask yourself this question, “What was the first thing that came to your mind when you woke up?” (beside using the bathroom).
It may be a good practice to consider your song selection and choice to sing a song of praise. If you’re struggling to find your song to the Lord, ask Him, He’ll find one for you. It’s in His word, especially the Psalms and you’re in good company. Here’s one to sing today.
“Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters,
As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
So our eyes look to the LORD our God, until He has mercy on us.
Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorn of those who are at ease,
With the contempt of the proud.” ~Psalm 123
Written by Rob Russomano. Rob is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and full time staff member at America’s Keswick.
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