Sing Unto The Lord A New Song

Sing Unto The Lord A New Song

O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.

2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

4 For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. Psalms 96

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20 thoughts on “Sing Unto The Lord A New Song

  1. “sing unto the Lord, all the earth.” “All the earth”………..looks like the beautiful bird in the picture above is obedient, doesn’t it?

    And Psalm 100 says: “Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are His. We are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving; go into His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and His faithfulness continues to each generation.”

    1. “Every generation”, quotes Tammy! I wonder how to handle life’s situations with the new generation we might encounter almost daily? How do we make it known to them and all the earth? Should I become a singing clown going from school to school and home to home? Carry a boom box with me as I go throughout my day? Would they know what I was even singing? Seems like a bird is understood more than me!

      Vacations over, back to work… school on countdown….dress code in question….speech on mute…lack of passion….busy schedule…hurry, hurry, scurry scurry….Oh, yes, don’t forget to sing a new song and make God’s faithfulness known to our generation! Help needed? This is the help box looking for answers…

  2. This morning as the sun was rising I could see the sun shining and hear thunder booming and then seeing rain drops falling. As JD sat in wonder whether he would be able to go for his usual walk, I grabbed an umbrella and off we went. As I looked up into the horizon I saw a beautiful, magnificient rainbow. I felt God saying, I am Almighty God. You will see why I have you in this place by and by. My promises can be taken to the bank always.

    As I stood and looked at the rainbow in amazement, I thought no matter what the world tells us we can cling to the promises of GOD and this bow is one of those promises. I remembered my Mom saying that when things seemed hopeless she stood on a chair to look upon her little flower garden and God had placed a rainbow over it. She KNEW God brought hope to her that day. One day the bow will appear and Jesus will return. (You can count on God’s promises.) Cling to God and his promises as listed below as you can count on them from one generation to the other. The rainbow of HOPE is for those who LOVE God and are obedient and serve HIM. When you see the BOW know you serve a living God.

    Promises to cling to:

    Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV

    Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

    Romans 8:18 ESV

    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us

    Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

    John 3:16-17 ESV

    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

    Matthew 24:30 ESV

    Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

    Genesis 9:8-16 ESV

    Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: …

  3. Shortly after seing the singing bird picture and reading the blog, one of my high school students, working here in the agriculture department part-time during the summer, comes in. Soon I hear a singing bird near him. It turned out to be singing that he had a text message.
    As an older teacher I will soon a face a new year of fresh faces, with minds brighter and much quicker than mine. They have news ways of doing things, communicating, different perspectives, needs, etc. I know I need to find a way (s) to have some relevance and value for them.
    I was reading in ‘Progressive Farmer’ a whole page of Cornerstones quotes entitled ‘Teachers’. Henry Adams had this to say: “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” That is a sobering responsibility…influence for good or bad; postive or negative; life or death.

    1. Debi speaks and quotes steps of teacher success….Psalms 96:13b, gives a school gradeing success system by declaring; “He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.” This is a report card that answers Henry Adams’ quote iaffects eternity…
      I would ask what measure is being used to grade?

      1. Wouldn’t the measure be that God rates a teacher on whether they practice righteousness…truth, integrity, faith, faithfulness; no gossip, slander, etc, etc. On whether they can communicate these things to the students as well as to effectively communicate their personal faith of Christ?
        We have rating system we use at this school to assess learning in students. Thinking how this can also apply to teachers like myself.
        Rating Scale
        1.Can teach others
        2.Can perform without supervision
        3.Can perform with limited supervision
        4.Can perform with supervision
        5.Cannot perform

  4. Talk about singing a new song unto the Lord!! Some of us elder “birds” have probably been chirping the same old ditty for awhile, now. And I believe that Sara has the Spirit’s heart on this one. He is looking for…well maybe intensely desiring to hear something new other than our …well I’ll say at least ‘ different’ than my old tune that seems to come forth from the lips but maybe with a ‘heart by-pass’?
    I agree with Debi, above, and it is not by chance that I have some of my little third graders
    running the technology equipment, very excellently, by the way….for our music concerts and other performances. It’s a whole new world; it’s God’s new world; “His mercies are new every morning.” “We have found a new way of living.” “Behold… He makes everything new” Don’t we think we could find a new way of praising the Lord with a new song? Allow the Holy Spirit bring it to you. And we will sing it in praise to our Lord.

    1. MG’s dialogue gives me a Xerox copy of less clear but at least readable copy! But, when my mind fast forward I am reminded of people like Jobs, Gates, Elon, Chirs and Jon with many plus marks.

      A friend told me about someone in her family circle saying, they wanted to cut their hours, work less, and really a litany of the less marks. I thought, maybe something to that but didn’t seem to interest me. What would they do, I wondered? Watch TV fun that others were enjoying the writing and producing of? Wanting their children to have and use all the newest in technology? etc. etc. Wanting to travel at the speed of light to see the world on another’s ingenuity while they wonder why no door of opportunity for them. I read about the disadvantage of early retirement as I am sure there must be some advantage as well. But, it’s a measure….The Prophet Jeremiah, from the OT Bible assures us that God does had a plan for the world and each one fits in His good plan. As the new is shown how do we prefigure our fit?

      Yes, sing a new song…all the earth sing a new song…..sing a song that cheers the Kingdom of heaven into the earth. “Your Kingdom (God) come to earth just as you have it established in heaven….”

  5. Maybe the ‘family circle’ person above is so focused on meeting their own needs that no door opens. Gates and ones above are focused on needs of others.
    My school administration gave us teachers some required summer reading entitled ‘Never Work Harder Than Your Students’ by a successful presenter and consultant, Robyn R. Jackson, who considers herself a master teacher. Her journey to this position had to do with a changed mindset and understanding and ‘incorporating principles of effective teaching into’ her practice. She writes: “Paying attention to the principles also forced me to look at my disposition toward teaching and my students. I realized that much of what I was doing in the classroom was designed to serve my own ego needs rather than help my students learn.”

  6. In my career, some “big ego” teachers prepare their classes to ‘show off’ his/her skills rather than honing the skills of the his/her charges. (That occasionally becomes a two-edged sword.)

  7. Yes, I have the book, Sara. The author writes that as a big ego teacher she “…wanted my students to do well because their doing well meant that I was a good teacher. I wanted my students to grow up to be famous and give Oscar acceptance speeches that ended with, “And it was all because of Dr. Jackson. She turned my life around.” I wanted to be the teacher they made a movie about. This is why I was so frustrated because a lesson didn’t work or my students didn’t achieve as much as I wanted them to do. It was about my needs.”

  8. “As the hand is made for holding
    and the eye for seeing, Thou
    has fashioned me for joy.
    Share with me the vision
    that will find it everywhere.”
    – Gaelic prayer
    I think I’m a singing bird!

  9. Teachers… beware and be careful. For those of us who teach, whether in the church or in the public domain. We will be held more accountable says the Bible.

  10. This morning while waiting for a friend at the dentist, I met a beautiful lady who was waiting on her grandson. She had lived a long life with eight grandchildren with the youngest being 16 and two great grandchildren. Her song was if your bored and lazy with nothing to do, your as selfish as selfish as can be. Do not wait for others to serve you but reach out and serve others. She has worked in the schools for many years as a volunteer and helped teachers get meals for teachers for the first day of school with help from the members of her church. She’d helped with reading programs to get students in underprivileged areas to read. She got food together with the help of her church and hand delivered the items to the families until the principal said please don’t got anymore as it is unsafe. The people were called and food went out from school. She helped with Meals on Wheels. She helped with children who were retained in minimal security – seeing they had items at Christmas with the help of her church. She taught her grandchildren things that their parents did not have time for – baking, cooking, sewing, making quilts. She said she tried the Nursing Homes and she had so much mercy she cried and so they turned her away as crying did not bring joy to the residents. She said that she had ot realize she could not do some things well at all but what she did do, she did with all her might. As we can see she does not leave a hand empty. Her eye is always trying to see what she can do to make ones life better, and what she’s good at she does with JOY. What she is not so good at she gives to the Father to have others do. She is a new song, a breath of fresh air.

    I know not your name, but dear lady thank you for all you do for others in Jesus’ name.
    Amen.

    1. “Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; ….” psalms 42:7 NIV Dear Lady, in dentist office, I wish you were a reader of The Daily lily…I would love to respond to you…but, just as it seems at times cyberspace eats my words…I will hope your story may return to you and delight your life and those you are given opportunity to share your life story with!

  11. What a joyful testimony! I cried just reading about her God-deeds and wisdom that the Lord has bestowed on her and..’.through the church; with the church; by the church.’
    In these comments concerning teachers, etc. I found a quote that I would like to contribute to this blog. ” If a parent does not carry through with the right kind of training, then the results will surface in his CHILEREN.” ___John Ritenbaugh.
    I believe that pertains to teachers, parents, all, like Rena’s “angel in the dentist’s waiting room” who volunteers for work with children. Thank God for the wisdom of God’s older [chronologically] saints.

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