Of the things I lost fighting for my destiny was my song. I cannot number the day or the hour but I stopped singing. The fullness of God’s presence was not there; I had no reason to sing. But I was around Jesus believing people, doing stuff that He said we should do. Where did my song go? Often we equate being “in Christ” with being “in love.” The giddy feeling we get at the genesis of a new relationship usually comes with a song. We even hear couples talk about “their song.” What happened to my love song to the Father that just spilled out of me at the water fountain, or as soon as the alarm went off in the morning? Life happened. I let my focus shift to the things of this world thus out-shining my eternal focus. Overwhelmingly, I had nothing left to sing to the Lord. I did sing a song, it just wasn’t to the Lord.
“And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in choke the word and it becometh unfruitful.” Mark 4:19
I sang to idols. All that they promised, I swooned them for more. Taking my focus from Sovereignty and placing it on carnality, what appeared real, I sang. Today, Hallelujah, with the idols deflated, the enemy furiously at bay even for a moment, and my flesh under the authority of the power of God at work within me, I dare part my lips to sing. I picked the song right back up where I left off some odd years ago, with “Lord I love you!” The truth of the matter is, I said those same words when my song left me but my heart was off key. God knows our hearts. Outward worship and adoration does not move God, He knows when we’ve truly allowed His song to permeate our hearts. Evidenced by melodic obedience and harmonious faith, as we trust Him for the next beat to the tune.
God, please help us not get lost in the rapidly moving current and lose our song. May we sing of Your love until You return or call us home. The fiber of our jubilance is You, Lord. Even when we forget the tune, You persistently pursue us to remind us of “our song,” in the name Jesus, for that we are forever grateful. Amen
“Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!” Psalms 98:4
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