This blog’s focus is God’s care that nourishes and strengthens through times of joy and times of challenge. He wants all of his creation to sing knowing that, ultimately, He desires that we trust him.
Some postings are my devotionals for Rest Ministries, an online Christian site for those facing challenges. Others are are new writings I feel inspired to share with you.
I pray that as you join me, you will find reasons to sing along.
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How Do I Sing a New Song - How Do I Learn the Lyrics?
“Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him”
“Salvation for him”? I thought salvation was his gift to me, reconciliation back to the Father, my eternal destiny secured and - oh - now I get it. Salvation is also the means for God, through Christ, to take up residence within me - within each of us who believe. He desires to be my guide as I live out the gift of the life He has given to me.
He is the song I am learning to sing. My steps through life are the rhythm that can bless his heart as He looks back on his suffering and sings because now I am his. I want to learn from my Troubadour - lyricist of the words of the music I need, and my Maestro - conductor of the way the music is delivered.
I have been in circumstances where the joy of a song seemed impossible. Singing when afflicted seems an oxymoron, but I am exhorted to sing a new song.
what are the lyrics
you can give to me?
Can pain be lyrical?
Can suffering be sung?” . . . . .continued. . . . .
I had the joy of meeting Jeff Johnson the summer of 2010 when he was the worship leader at a small arts’ conference. It was a huge step in faith for me to attend as I had not been able to go to such events for many years. I was deeply struggling physically as I sat in the small community church that first morning attendees met together. This is the song that Jeff played and that we sang. Tears streamed down my face in recognition of the reality of its lyrics. - Lynn
“Christ Has Walked This Path” Jeff Johnson
Brain Dunning and Wendy Goodwin To listen to the song -