Have you ever gone through a day without thinking of God one time? We get so wrapped up in our responsibilities and busyness that we can spare no thought for our Savior, Lord and King.
The Bible advises us to “‘Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart and with ALL your soul and with ALL your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment” (Matthew 22:37-38).
Moses loved God with His whole heart, soul and mind. He had an anger problem, which distorted His ability to always follow God’s directives, but He put aside His own desires and lived out God’s purpose for His life, calling God “My Song” (Exodus 15:2).
After God opened a path of dry land through the water to deliver the Israelites from the Egyptian army, the people celebrated God’s salvation with abandon. They could not contain their joy, so they burst out with singing and dancing.
If God is our song and deliverer (Psalm 18:2, 40:3), how can we contain our self from bursting out in songs of praise to Him, in both ordinary times and extraordinary times, for His wonderful redemption in our life (Galatians 4:1)?
In the past, our spirit was dead from the sin we inherited from
Adam and Eve. Through Salvation, God totally exchanges our carnal mindset with His spiritual one, including the righteousness of Christ. This allows us to center our focus on Christ all day long.
God allows us to fellowship with Him every moment of every day as we pray without ceasing at home, work, school, shopping trips, waiting in lines, etc. He is the light of our life (1 John 3:2-3; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 4:6, 16).
He is the only focal point of any religion who actually came down to earth to call us to Himself. All other religions have to earn their way to holiness, but God’s holy Son gave His life as a free gift of salvation to anyone willing to humble their pride and believe.
Now…that’s worth singing about.
Father God, thank You for giving us Jesus as our life (Colossians 3:3-4), the substance of our faith, and the reality of our hope. You bless us so much throughout the day that we cannot contain our joy and gratitude. We break out in songs in our heart all day long in praise to You. Not only for what You do for us, but also because of who You are.
We praise You as our Advocate (1 John 2:1), Bread of Life (John 6:35), Bridegroom (Isaiah 62:56), bright Morning Star (Revelations 22:14, Light of the World (John 8:12), Merciful Redeemer (Job 19:25, Jeremiah 3:12), our Deliverer (Romans 11:26), our Way, Truth and Life (John 14:6), our High Priest forever (Hebrews 6:20), our Savior and Lord (Luke 2:11, Acts 10:36), and our one and only God who is With Us and in us, both now and always (Isaiah 7:14; Galatians 2:20).
Thought for the Day:
Jesus gave us a new covenant with God that provides us with infallible, eternal security in Him; through His crucifixion, death and resurrection we have peace that rises above our human understanding, joy that is indescribable, and unconditional love that is everlasting.