A New Song

Psalm 40:3-5 – “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. Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.”

Yesterday was a good day. My daughter accepted Jesus as her Savior August 12. Yesterday, she was baptized. You see, we had thought that she was saved. But she came to me on the night of the 12th and said to me that she didn’t think she was saved. She said that she thought that when she was little, that she just said the prayer and did what she needed to do just because she wanted to make her dad and I proud of her. But on this night, she understood that she had said that prayer for the wrong reasons and that because of that, she wasn’t saved. I asked her if she wanted to take care of that right then and there. She responded, “yes”. So, that night as we sat on the couch in the front room, my sweet little girl confessed her sin, asked for forgiveness and asked Jesus to come and live in her heart as her Savior to lead her and guide her the rest of her days. She confessed that she believed Him to be her one and only Savior and Redeemer. It was beautiful. 

On the way to church yesterday, her favorite song came on the radio, well, one of her favorites, and she began to sing. We love to listen to contemporary Christian music while in the car, especially on the way to church and school. It helps us to get our focus where it needs to be. The song she was singing was “How He loves” by the David Crowder Band. And when she sang this song in the car yesterday, it almost brought me to tears – she was singing a “new song”. It was the first time she had sang it since her new birthday. She had a whole new perspective on His love and forgiveness and understanding. 

Jesus doesn’t care who you are, how old you are, what you have done in the past or anything like that – He is concerned about the future. He wants you to spend it with Him. And yes, you have made mistakes. You may have asked Him into your heart a long time ago, but did you mean it? Did you do it just to please others or did you do it because you truly believed? It’s okay if this is you. The MOST important thing is that you get it right, right now! Don’t wait another second. Don’t be ashamed. Don’t be embarrassed. Jesus never gave up on my daughter. I had no clue that she was thinking about this. I had no clue that her salvation was not secure. But Jesus knew the state of her heart and He never stopped pursuing her. He never stopped pricking her heart. And for that I am so grateful. 

Do you have a new song? Are you singing in your heart the praises of His name? 

Let me encourage you today to have a heart check. Make sure that your salvation is secure in Him. Life is too short to wait and eternity is too long to toy with. Get it right today. 

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