WHAT KIND OF SONG ARE YOU SINGING

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“Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.” (Isaiah 12:5 NIV)

Your life has a melody no one else shares.

As we live our lives, we are singing a song.  Casting Crowns song, Lifesong, describes what I’m talking about perfectly in its lyrics:

Lord I give my life

A living sacrifice

To reach a world in need

To be your hands and feet

So may the words I say

And the things I do

Make my lifesong sing

Bring a smile to you

We all determine what type of song our life sings.  We are already singing one, whether we realize it or not.  The question is, who are we singing for today?  Are we singing for ourselves or God?

In all honesty, we probably do both.  Sometimes throughout the day, I’m singing for myself, others I’m singing for God.  The battle between flesh and spirit rages on daily.  However, the chords we sing to Jesus last much longer than any other we sing.

Sing loud and proud of God’s love.

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you abound in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV)

When we notice God’s presence in our lives, we have something to sing about each day.   We begin to see how intimately involved He is.  

Today is my 51st birthday.  As I peer back over the years of my life, I see God’s presence.  He was there the night my father died, as I stood with my family, watching him take his last breath.  He was there when I struggled through college, barely graduating.  He was there on my first job and my latest.   Whatever heartache I’ve experienced, He comforted me.  He celebrates every victory, fights every battle, guides every step.

“For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps.” (Job 34:21 NIV)

His eye is always upon us, but ours isn’t always upon Him.  If we don’t look for Him, we won’t find Him.  

My eye wasn’t upon Him during the ten years after my Dad died.  I directed my anger at God.  He had the power to heal my father, yet He didn’t.  Why not?  Why did I have to lose my father when other’s didn’t?  Why would I want anything to do with a God who took my father?  Because He still loved me, no matter how I acted.

The song I sing for the Lord grows louder each day.  As I seek His presence, I find Him.  He leads me where He wants me to go.  He teaches me what He wants me to learn.  And He helps me share it with those He loves.  

Question of the Day:

What is your life song singing today?

Further Reading: Isaiah 12-14 NIV, 2 Corinthians 13:1-14 NIV, Psalm 57 NIV, Proverbs 23:9-11 NIV

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