Do Something New

Today’s Scripture is… Psalm 96:1-3

Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

Today’s blog post is by Monica Hidalgo, Traditional Worship Leader

In the first two verses of this Psalm, we are told THREE times that we should to sing to the Lord! Apparently singing is a big deal in the Bible! We are told 50 times in the Bible to sing to the Lord, and there are over 400 references that relate to singing! I hope this encourages you to sing and sing loudly! Not only sing but praise His name, proclaim His salvation and declare His glorious and marvelous deeds.

Why a NEW song?

It must be NEW because His mercies are NEW every morning and God wants to do something NEW in all of us.

God is about NEWNESS (which I translate to stretching J). So much of our lives are caught up in the “same ol” stuff that we always do; same routine, same rut. Sure, we may be thankful, grateful and appreciative and we love Him, but…

The Psalmist challenges us to do something NEW, sing something NEW, and say something NEW. If your spiritual experience is flat and your inspiration is worn-out maybe it’s time for something different.

Are your prayers cold and routine? Are your dreams on hold? Have you abandoned your vision? Life has a nasty way of influencing our attitudes and mindsets to keep us stuck and stale. Maybe most of us live an overwhelming part of our existence in spiritual neutral, losing our drive and just trying to avoid reverse. What’s up with that? That is not ok!

Do something NEW today—maybe stretch? Watch what happens when you focus on Him and not on circumstances or situations. Those things change, but He doesn’t. He deserves a NEW song.

It’s a NEW day. Sing a NEW song. Accept His NEWNESS and STRETCHING.

One thought on “Do Something New

  1. One member of our Disciples III group mentioned the similarities between Psalm 33:1-3 (first day) and Psalm 96:1-3. Being the geek that I am I researched them a little and found out these are enthronement psalms (along with several others). My source said these were used in connection with the New Year festival (Jewish calendar so celebrated in September). Often these were sung (Psalms being basically a hymnal) in a procession where the ark is transported to the temple, and the people are pouring out their praise on God’s sovereignty over the world and men. Interesting.


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