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Morning time. Devotional time. Quiet time. Prayer time.

Call it what you will, it is a time each day, unique and personal to each of us. The Lord spends time with each of us so differently as He knows exactly what we need.

As I spend time each morning reading Scriptures and my devotional, at some point, I always find myself humming a song.

The Lord brings a song, almost every morning, in connection with what I read. It is precious to me. Sometimes I don’t even remember ever hearing the song.

Old hymns are the best as I am amazed the way all the verses come back to mind. Those years of sitting in church services staring and turning the pages of the hymnal to pass the sermon time when I was a child have paid off. 😁

“The old songs bear witness to our steadfastness in keeping the faith, but the new songs give evidence that we are maturing in the faith as we grow in the knowledge of His Word and His grace.”

(from the Wiersbe Study Bible, page 897)

My daily reading had me in Psalm 149 recently:

Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones. Let Israel be glad in his Maker; Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King. Let them praise His name with dancing; Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre. For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.” (Psalm 149:1-4, NASB)

My commentary (from The Holman Old Testament Commentary, Vol. 12) brings three points about these verses:

  1. They are a call to worship. We are invited to sing because of who God is and the victory He brings to our lives.
  2. We are reminded of the cause of worship. God is delighted with His people and brings mercy to those who are afflicted and in need of His salvation.
  3. We gain confidence as we worship. Our hearts are renewed and filled with faith anew as we sing. Our confidence in God increases and our worries are decreased.

God longs for us to be filled with joy and songs.
Singing fills us with joy,
and when the music is His, it brings Him joy!

Here are the songs which filled my heart as I read Psalm 149. What songs are you singing lately?


“Christ’s life becomes visible in the life of a believer when our essence, our motives, our WHY is truly Christ-like.” In her post, “Are You Becoming a True Spectator of the Glory of God” HERE, Michele Morin raises three thought provoking questions not to be missed.


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