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A New Song for 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

O sing to the LORD a new song,
. . . . . . For He has done wonderful things,
. . . . . . His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.
The LORD has made known His salvation;
. . . . . . He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel;
. . . . . . All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth;
. . . . . . Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.
Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre,
. . . . . . With the lyre and the sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
. . . . . . Shout joyfully before the King, the LORD.
Let the sea roar and all it contains,
. . . . . . The world and those who dwell in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
. . . . . . Let the mountains sing together for joy
Before the LORD, for He is coming to judge the earth;
. . . . . . He will judge the world with righteousness
. . . . . . And the peoples with equity.

~Psalm 98, NASB

This is the text the pastor at FBC in Hot Springs preached on this morning. As someone who grew up a singer, who has always found deeper worship through music than just about anything else, this message struck home with me. Our “song” for 2010 is over. What’s the new song we’re going to sing in 2011? Will it be a song of thanksgiving for everything God has done and will do? Will it be a song of praise, enumerating the magnificent qualities and attributes of God? Will it be a song of lament over that which is lost? A song of supplication?

How often can a song of lament lead us into a song of praise? A song of supplication lead us to thanksgiving?

My first song of 2011 will be one to express my faith that God has a plan for me, for my life, for my career, this year. Which also means that there will be some verses of supplication in it, asking God for guidance, for leadership in where I’m supposed to go and what I’m supposed to be doing.

What “new song” will you start 2011 with?

4 Comments
  1. Sunday, January 2, 2011 3:05 pm

    Mine is going to be a passionate song. I am tired of living life just going through the motions. I want to really experience life, passionately living it out no matter what I do. I want to be passionate about my relationship with Jesus. I want to be passionate about spending time with my family and creating a comfortable and CLEAN home for them. I want to be passionate about taking care of my body. I want to be passionate in my writing, doing it for pleasure and not to prove something. So, that’s it for me.

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  2. Sunday, January 2, 2011 8:16 pm

    Words after my own heart. A new song. Yes! I have a chorus that’s repeated over and over–‘more of YOU, less of me. More of YOU, less of me, Lord.”

    That’s all I want for 2011. I think if I can handle that, everything else will fall into place.

    Your post really made my heart sing–no pun intended. 🙂

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  3. Monday, January 3, 2011 11:25 am

    I’m torn between “Baby Got Back” and “I Want Candy.” Neither one are “new” per se but I’ll do a remix. 😉

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  4. Tuesday, January 4, 2011 11:52 am

    My 2011 song is one of humility and of being still and knowing He is God, of listening to Him and not to my own thoughts.

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