Sing a New Song

This is a great day to sing:
“Oh, sing to the LORD a new song!
Sing to the LORD, all the earth.
Sing to the LORD, bless His name;
Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonders among all peoples. ”
Psalm 96:1-3 (NKJV)

Oh. yes, sing and let the Psalmist of Psalm 95 help as we shout aloud on from our hearts, minds and lips! Sing, O yes, Sing!

” Oh come, let us sing to the LORD!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
For the LORD is the great God,
And the great King above all gods.
In His hand are the deep places of the earth;
The heights of the hills are His also.
The sea is His, for He made it;
And His hands formed the dry land.
Psalm 95:1-5 (NKJV)

Have a joyful day!


18 thoughts on “Sing a New Song”

  1. Needles shared with me about a Bible Study by Anne Graham Lotz that she is involved in on studying God’s Word. Anne gave 5 L’s to consider when studying.
    1) Look at the passage of scripture-read it
    2) List the facts-write them out
    3) Learn the lessons
    4) Listen to His Voice, the Voice of The Holy Spirit
    5) Live it out

    Hey, Anne and Needles, as I five (5) this one out I find to live it out I can be as loud as I want to be! What do you think?

  2. Sara,
    I found myself leaving the “live it out”…blank, as I felt that this was an ongoing thing, in life. You pointed out that it is important to document what we do, to “live it out. If we don’t document or make notes so we can remember, the enemy of our soul will come in and discourage us. Thank you, Sara and Anne, for encouraging me, with this lesson.

  3. Looking at the Psalm posted….reminds me of Gary’s lesson last week. Gary pointed out out that we owe God everything for His fatherly care over us. He is the Author of every good thing we have. That we should seek Nothing beyond God as in “seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things that your heavenly Father knows you need will be added and more…”bundles more” (SM).
    If we seek Him everything else follows.
    The Psalm says in effect, “everything is His…He made it…it belongs to Him.” He works things out for our good so we can find complete happiness in Him. And our main reason for existence is to bring glory to God. So yes, we sing His praises with a PURE HEART. We speak His Word and spread His Truth with a sincere heart and no lies, no exaggeration, no flattery, no forked tongue. That is the “DOING”..the LIVING IT OUT part of the prescription above. LOOK, LISTEN, LIST, LEARN, LOVE.

  4. I see lots of action to list from this psalm. In addition to sing and shout we can proclaim, declare and thank Him. What a comfort and privilege to have Someone of such awesomeness to focus on and sing about.

  5. From our 5 L’s I am working on step two by listing the facts…. One of the facts from our scripture is: “Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.” Step 3) will be Learn, Step 4) Listen to the Holy Spirit and step 5) Live.

    Still early in the day so I am making my self aware of this fact which is my learning, and hopefully will listen to the Holy Spirit so I will have many opportunities to live it out today.Part of my learning was to review one of my favorite phrases, Carpe Diem, like seize the day!

  6. “In His hand are the deep places of the earth;
    The heights of the hills are His also.
    The sea is His, for He made it;
    And His hands formed the dry land.”

    Does my living landscape His earth with seasonal living?

  7. Declare His wonders among all peoples Another joy to have to share with others. He gave us wonderous instruction so we can make friends wherever we go.

  8. Sara asked,”Does my living landscape His earth with seasonal living?”
    This reminds me of “There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Eccles. 3:1)
    It seems to really live like this requires one to possess Godly wisdom and know just when to use and apply this wisdom to life’s situations and to the relationships one has. If we are going to be able to love and help others going through different seasons of their lives as the Lord wants us to, we have to be skillful at this kind of landscaping.

  9. A seed needs to be planted and then watered daily to grow. So does our spirits need the Word of God daily either by reading, hearing or at times others watering the seed of the Word planted in our souls. Our faith needs substance to grow strong and maintain a stronghold in the seasons of the earth.

    Yes, Debi, if one can grow a flower, plant a seed, maintain a garden one surely can walk daily with God and water another by encouraging them along life’s way. Pluck a weed of self from the mouth of one’s self so a seed of hope can spray the field with fresh water to irrigate the land to insure cotton and not ragweed be the farmer’s reward.

    “The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.” (I Corinthians 3:8 NLT)

  10. Pondering on the first line of Psalms 96 after studying Beth Moore’s study the Patriarchs: Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! What does this really mean? In order to sing a NEW song from the heart and soul, the old patterns of life must change. When we are faced with situations that are preplexing and catch us off guard do we open the file cabinet of our minds and thumb through grabbing a file that we have accessed repetedly over and over again. In fact we have reached for it so many times that it is worn and over used. We may know that there is some pain in it but we have experienced the pain before and know it is something we can deal with. Is this singing a new song?! No, I think not. Abraham got in trouble in Gen 12 and Gen 20 for claiming his wife as his sister. He was use to doing this when in trouble or preceived trouble in a nation. Did he sing a new song? We get on our merry-go-round to solve our problems and face life situations.

    We need to change. We need a new song to sing. We need a new file to grab. A file that the Holy Spirit has for us. A file given by the Holy Spirit that will give us a different result – a God result, a result that will break off the OLD cycles.

    Beth Moore says there is a prayer she uses to stop the self-destructive pattern.
    Prayer: “God invade my dream life, my thoughts when I sleep, and every closet in my brain!” Put Your truth in the innermost places of my mind, every closet of my brain! Put Your truth in the innermost places of my mind, even those I don’t know exist.” (Second Part of Prayer) “God fill me so completely with Your Holy spirit that evn my reactions and sudden impluses are godly.”

  11. Rena, sounds like a great lesson but a lot to grasp. A few note thoughts, 1) The Holy Spirit fills us but not sure about the reactions and sudden impulses clarity. 2) opening our old file cabinet, etc….what is knowledge and wisdom?

    I do like the sound of this lesson very much but seems like I would not know what to do. Whee, I will read again and see if I get a new file!!!!

  12. Yes, it’s like doing and applying the same old thing, same old reactions, same old responses, same old attitude and expecting different results, or new results. God does say,”Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. “Behold, I Am doing a new thing” Is. 43: 19. But Isaiah goes on to say that we perceive it by the Holy Spirit. He makes a way in the desert of our gloom and depression. He makes streams where our spiritual lives seem to have dried up…things are not going the way we thought; we are wasting our time and nothing spiritual is happening. How do we access the NEW file the new tape on how to respond to and remedy the OLD problem?
    Well, Sara gave us one pointer….take that “marble” whether it be a thought or a situation in our lives….take it captive and put it before Throne…at Jesus’ feet. Summoning up the courage to change and to endure the pain of it can only come by submission to the obedience and will of God.

  13. Singing a new song (literally) can be difficult because it is unfamiliar and requires some practice to learn. Perhaps that’s where courage to change comes in as well as a dose of diligence.

  14. The answer is the third line; Bless His Name!, O, yes, Bless the name of the Lord!
    “Oh, sing to the LORD a new song!
    Sing to the LORD, all the earth.
    Sing to the LORD, bless His name;

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