A Hymn of Praise – My Daily Bread!
Our call to profess our love for the Lord and to live a life as His redeemed is taken from the words of our Savior found in Luke 12:8, NIV, where He said:
“I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. But he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God.”
Here Jesus speaks of one of the true signs of our separateness from this world – our witness for Christ in our daily lives. We cannot simply profess Christ within the walls of the Church, our daily lives must be a living testimony that brings glory and honor to God! Each breath we take, every beat of our heart should tell forth a psalms of praise to our creator. The question is will your life sing a melody or a dirge before God?
What do your “psalms of praise’ say about you? Does it speak of a heart surrendered or a heart that clings to the unimportant things of this world? Do your priorities show a life centered on God and his principles, a mind renewed for Christ? Is it evident to ‘the world’ that your source of strength is God; that you are saved unto Christ for many things in His Kingdom? Have you shared how God has changed your life, that the desires of this world no longer motivate your heart? Or do your friends even know you have a relationship with the Lord, that He is your best friend?
I am sure we can all sing more beautifully before the Lord. But it is obvious that none of us can sing with our mouths closed, and none of us can live a life for Christ in the secret recesses of our minds. The Apostle Matthew said it like this: “You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matt 5:14-16, NIV).
Saints, pray for strength to live the life of the redeemed, to boldly proclaim “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” (Ps 40:3, NIV)
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