I love to hear my sons make up their heart songs to the Lord!
I remember when I was young, a child, I would do the same thing. Sing my heart out to the Lord, just thoughts and praise to Him about what He was doing and how He impacted my life. But that was along time ago. It has just been a long time.
The other day, I was just getting overwhelmed with life. Frustrated by God not being fast enough for me and annoyed at myself for not truly trusting God as I should. That night I read in Psalm 40:3, "He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD."
The Lord really convicted me that I needed a new song, one that was not focused on myself and my problems. Because when your singing a song, when you are praising the Father, your not worrying about yourself, your heart and your mind are focused on what is Truth. That night before sleeping I prayed that He would give me a new song in my heart.
On Monday night I was able to go out and meet a friend for coffee, ALONE! It has been a long time since I have been alone in a car for any length of time. What a blessing to spend time praying and just singing. Singing from my heart, praises to my God!
I think that God really knows what He is talking about that when we sing and praise Him. We trust Him: He changes our hearts and our focus. What a blessing to have a God who knows us and knows what we need: HIM! I pray that it would not be so long before I sing out my heart to the Lord. I should learn from my children, and praise Him with the songs from my heart!
Do you need a new song? What song has he placed in your heart?
I pray that your heart would praise the Father today.