2 Samuel 22:1-3 “And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.”
As I read this today, I thought of the overflow of David’s heart that came out as a song. This chapter is one of praise for deliverance and a God-given victory. He speaks of impossible odds overcome by God’s divine intervention.
There have been some Mondays we face that it feels as if the dreaded day has come. Others have been long awaited. Some have taken us by surprise and still, others are well-planned events that play out with preparation by God’s oversight.
If you follow the life of David, you will find that he wrote songs and was given songs by God to sing for almost every occasion. The highest of mountain experiences are balanced with the deepest of valleys. Sorrow is shared with tears, long nights and such desperation, we can easily relate.
We find in Psalms 40:3 “And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”
And so I ask, “What is your new song?”
Does your song contain words of praise or are they a continuous complaint before God? Does your song have a verse or two of thanksgiving and gratitude for all that He has done, or are we more concerned with what God hasn’t done?
Is our song more diligent in reading our laundry list of wants to Him, or do we truly lift others before Him to have their needs met trusting Him that ours are met by His faithful promise?
If others were to write the words of your song, what would it sound like? Would it be some country and western saga where we’ve lost our spouse, our dog, our truck and are in such despair that all we have left is to lament our lot at the bottom of a bottle? Would it be some rhythm and blues that would open the door to depression?
Or would they have such praise for the God you reveal to them? Could they speak to the change and transformation that has taken place because of your salvation? Would they speak of the spirit and attitude that displays God’s fruit of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance?
I look back at verses written in the song of my life that would not be worthy of repeating. But there are others that God wrote that I cling to, hold to and want more of in my life. The song is sweet and the melody is His.
More and more there are verses filled with such thanks, praise, and worship that I cannot help but sing them over and over. I rehearse them in His ears because He deserves to hear them from my heart.
We have the choice what type of music will be put to our life’s song today. Allow God to guide your spirit to be in harmony with His Spirit and you will find that you make such sweet music together!