Sing Praise Back

My keyboard is often both a great friend and a stubborn mocker. For over two weeks now I have sought, unsuccessfully, for words ample enough to express what is in my heart. I sat down several times and began to type, then I would delete, then type some more, and, yes, you guessed it, delete again. This morning was no different. Yet, thankfully, my keyboard seemed a tad less cranky. So, I thought I would re-visit it once more. I wrapped up in my favorite, cozy blanket, made myself a cup of warm honey tea and ventured into the writing world one more time.

When I surveyed the Psalmist’s words, “sing to the Lord a new song…all the earth rejoice, and be glad…sing to the Lord a new song for He has done marvelous things…” I could not help but want to read it again, and again. So, of course, I had to mark it down. Tonite, we return there together.

These four Psalms bring me such hope, for He truly has remembered His mercy, and He is always ever-so-faithful. To know righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne, and His right hand and Holy arm will forever be victorious, causes me to truly tremble – tremble with rejoicing, tremble in awe and most certainly, tremble with gratitude.

As the almost-blank-page began to fill up with the letters and punctuation, my heart began to lighten a little. I knew the image at the top of the page (that had been patiently waiting in draft limbo) was finally going to make its way into the real world.

Sing soul, rejoice and be glad. Sing soul, tremble and be moved – you have seen His salvation!

When I was out on the Susquehanna that day, I didn’t know the Holy Spirit would bring me on a journey into the Psalms that would move me so. I’m sure thankful He always knows how to make good memories even better ones – and, how He is ever making my life new with His grace and mercy.

Elevation Worship team sings a song that echos my heart entitled, With You. They call on the Lord to consume all that they are with the glory of who He is. There truly is no place I would rather be than in His presence, knowing He is singing over me. The least I can do is sing praises back, He is certainly worthy!

With You by Elevation Worship

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2 Thoughts

  1. 🙂 When writing for the Lord, we have no illusion of being in control of our own writing, do we?! I think it’s wonderful that you struggled and wrestled through this writing experience…When I sit down to write, and am stumped, or write-and-delete-and-write-again, and pause to reflect, and set it aside for another day, I am so comforted to know that what the Lord has me writing, He really has me learning, and that He is engraving these particular words of His deeply into my heart. I hope this thought will give you encouragement, as well, in the future times that you wrestle to bring forth the words that God has begun to form in your heart! …saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them…(Hebrews 10:16, KJV)

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