What song are you singing?

What song are you singing?

When I first ask this question, you may think I’m asking about the song you sing in the shower or the one that you love to blare in your car.  I definitely have those songs myself, but this morning, I’m talking about a different song…. a “Life-song.”

The other morning, a friend sent me a text message, and all that it said was, “Psalm 40:1-3.”  Here’s what the passage says:

“I waited patiently for the Lord;

he inclined to me and heard my cry.

He drew me up from the pit of destruction,

out of the miry bog,

and set my feet upon a rock,

making my step secure.

He put a new song in my mouth,

a song of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear,

and put their trust in the Lord.

Psalm 40:1-3

Isn’t that passage great?  Think about it this way…

Notice the very first line of the passage…. I waited patiently for the Lord…  That is the ONLY action that the Psalmist did on his own.  Everything else is what the Lord did: inclined to him, drew him out, set his feet on solid ground, and put a song of PRAISE in his mouth.

Why did the Lord do all of this?  Look at the last line… “Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord!”  God brings us out of the pit and puts a new song in our mouthes because He uses us to bring others to Him.  He takes our our everyday, ordinary life full of sadness and sin, and He turns our cries into songs of praise for Him!  He puts a song in our mouthes, telling others what true Life is, so that they too will know the Lord.

Here’s my question for you today…

Is the song you’re singing through the life you’re living causing others to put their trust in the Lord?

What song are you singing?

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