Scripture Reading: Numbers 21:17-18
Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it: The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves.
Reflection: The people of Israel run out of drinking water as they traveled across the wilderness. When God miraculously provided them with water gushing out from the rock, they were quick to compose and to sing a new song in praise of God for his wonderful deed. Spontaneously composing and singing new songs was a dominant feature of their lives. How could they do this if this ability was not inherent and God given? Indeed we have inherent God given abilities to compose songs out of our experiences with our walk with him. It is to aid our worship lives. Paul confirms this in Ephesians 5:19 when he urges us to speak to ourselves in ‘psalms and hymns and spiritual songs’ and to make ‘melody in our hearts unto the Lord’. It’s not about how good your voice is but more about the words of praise you generate from your spiritual encounters to honor God. Don’t let this innate ability die. When you next witness a miracle in your life, remember it is time to compose and sing a new song unto the Lord! The Lord will be enthroned in your worship as you sing that new song!
Prayer: Lord I thank you for the innate ability to compose and sing new songs to honor you.
Confession: God placed in me the ability to compose and sing new songs to honor him. I excise this ability. I am quick to sing new songs to honor my maker.