My daughters smile extended from ear to ear as she explained how long it took her to write the song and how excited she was to share it. For she had been working on it all day, as a surprise, just for me.
I sat in anticipation, filled with joy and excitement, knowing that my little girl was about to do something great. My little girl, who is not the most talented singer in the world, yet hear she is, ready to pour her heart and soul into a song written just for me. What joy, what love, and I couldn’t wait to hear it!
She then proceeded to the center of the room, composed herself, stuck her chest up high and with one deep breath, out poured the words to the most captivating song, “I love you mom… you love me….you’re the best mom ever…”
This was the most distinguished, screeching, yet the most beautifully affectionate song I’d ever heard. She was singing from the heart and although a bit obscure, the words were as precious to me as gold. I felt as if a thousand needles had saturated my body all at once and tears of joy began to roll down my cheeks. It was amazing!
Then God spoke in his still small voice and said, “Elissa, will you sing to me like that? Sing me a new song, from your heart?”
Wow, I was hit like a ton of bricks. You see, I am probably one of the worst singers in the world, yet here the Lord was asking me to sing, screeching sounds and all, as my daughter sang to me. She sang out of pure love for me and God wants us to sing out of pure love for him. He doesn’t care what we sound like or how good or bad our words are. What he wants is us to pour out our hearts to him and at times to just sing him a new song. Not one that we have heard others sing, although he likes that too, but he wants to hear from us. He wants to hear a song, that we’ll sing just for him, one that we created.
You see, if my daughters song brought me to tears, how much more than is our Lord brought joy by our songs?
So this week I wanted to encourage you to sit down in a quite spot and sing a song before the Lord. Sing a new song, not one that you have heard before, a new one, sung from the heart. You don’t have to write it out or put thought to it, just sit at His feet and sing what comes to mind. You’ll be blessed!
“He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God.” Psalm 40:3
“Sing to Yahweh a song that is new, His praise from the end of the earth…” Isaiah 42:10
Love you all!!