Stop focusing on the situation and focus on the praise
Even in writing this poem I was forced to stop looking at the poem but focus on the praise.
For all will work out for the glorification of God.
I made a comment in jest the other day, but with so much truth behind it…
“In a few years being Christian will be illegal, being heterosexual will be frowned upon and both punishable by death…”
A friend said “and what a glorious day that will be! Finally! Persecuted for righteousness sake”
Almost as if he has been waiting on this day his entire life…
His comment got me thinking
How often do we focus on the situation and not the reason to praise
We forget that our situations are only reasons for us to worship.
You see our praise doesn’t stem from the words shining forth from a tiny machine above our heads,
Glistening over a perfectly hung white fabric,
No our praise doesn’t stem from a happy situation where all is going well.
No our praise stems from the magnificence of truth hidden in the depths of our soul that regardless of where we stand, where we sit how we look and what we are going through, The Almighty God is in control.
We sing the same songs, read the same scriptures day in day out,
Listen to the same sermon every Sunday with different words and a different messenger expecting a new deliverance and a greater blessing.
How often do we sit and match each song to scripture?
Jackie Hill once said when we go to the market to a buy a fruit, we sniff it, feel it analyze before we pay for it, so why don’t we test the fruit of our leaders…
And I ask you why don’t we test the fruit of the praises we proudly utter?
Test the fruit of each key you play, each beat you make, which string you touch…
Test the fruit of your worship….
A new song doesn’t mean new lyrics, a new song also means a new heart.
The heart that first sang “ I give myself away” is not the same heart that now sings “ I gave myself away” regardless of what your mouth says…
The heart that sang “I want to sit at your feet, drink from the cup in your hands” now sings “I sit at His feet and I drink from his cup”
A new song from the depth of your heart maybe the same old lyrics with a new heart behind it
A new prayer
A new declaration
A new blessing
A new treble
A New bass
A new key
A new chord
A new heart!
Sing unto the Lord a new song!
So when you look and see the laws of the Lord being perverted, you will not in dismay ban your belly and bawl
But you will sing and rejoice for His prophesy are coming to fruit
When you see your brothers and sisters being killed for their faith you will not be discouraged but rejoice for His promise still stands
When you see your brothers and sisters being unjustly dealt with for their pigmentation is a little too strong, don’t throw your arms up and be beaten down, but remember He is the ultimate judge
When the situation seems bigger than you,
you will rejoice with a new song for you know Your God is bigger.
Why focus on the situation when you can focus on the praise.