A New Song

Written by Gail Rodgers

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He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” (Psalm 40:3a)

Life has been busy. The house has been full. Meal planning, grocery shopping, washing sheets and changing beds along with all the regular stuff of life has kept the days full too.

This morning I had a coffee date with a friend over the phone. Her life is busy as well so we scheduled an early morning call and brought our coffee cups to comfortable chairs a province apart.

We talked about the song in our hearts and how busyness and life’s general challenges can tend to drown out the music at times. Often, as we make room for our phone coffee times together, a principle of life will emerge as a take-away nugget to enrich our lives. Today was no exception. 

We talked about making the choice to live thankfully; of seeing the goodness of God in the things around us; of being grateful for His hand in our lives even if, at times, the path is obscured.

We know from God’s word that we are called to live thankfully. “In everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

We know from experience that thankfulness as a way of life keeps our souls soft and our hearts in tune with our great God.

We shared the verse of Scripture that holds the promise of a new song. “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” (Psalm 40:3a)

And suddenly the principle of life was there: As we choose thanksgiving, He puts the song in our hearts. The song in our hearts cannot be conjured up. It is placed there by God as His gift to a thankful heart.

Choose thankfulness today and experience His fresh song of praise flooding your heart. Choosing thankfulness is your part. Putting the song in your heart is His part.

Make the choice to live thankfully and experience the melody of praise that will arise fresh within your heart today!

Father God,

Thank you for the principles of Scripture that are sure. Help me today to choose thankfulness. Thank you that as a result You will put a new song in my heart. ?Help me to choose well today. Open my eyes to see the goodness of God around me. I ask this in Jesus’ name and with a grateful heart for Your hand in my life, Amen.

Questions: What does choosing thankfulness look like? What steps do you take when you don’t feel thankful?

6 Responses to “A New Song”

  • sharon says:

    Most days I just break out in a praise…Hallelujah…I started singing He’s my Rock my Sword my Shield He’s a wheel in the middle of the wheel..He’s the Lilly of the Valley the Bright and Morning Star..Makes no difference what you say..I’ll get on my knees and pray..I will serve him everyday till Jesus comes.

  • Sandi Bentz says:

    Thank you for reminding me of the things I do have control over in a time when I feel I have no control over anything in my life. Glad to see your posts again :)


  • Starr LaPradd Starr says:

    Love this word in season for me!1 I really need to focus on being thankful and worrying less. And, I love the idea of phone coffee dates. Being so busy, I am going to def put that into use! May God bless you for blessing others with your words.

  • Claire Colvin Claire Colvin says:

    Thank you Sergio. I’ve made the correction.

  • Sergio Davila says:

    Hello, I am a daily reader of this devotional. And I must say, thank you, it’s a wonderful thing. Thank you. However, On this one, I noticed that there was a little mistake on quoting a verse. I think it’s 1 Thessalonians 5:18 instead of 1 Thessalonians 6:18. (it was brought out to me when I shared it, I though I would bring it up) :)

  • corinne says:

    I get very busy some days and feel like things are not right but by that night when i sit down at night pray with my kids andt get o breathe the day falls into place. It all c comes together and i get it. I thank Him for love and forgiveness. I am glad He is steadfast and Knows what He is doing because sometimes I feel like i am just running around the same mountain but when i come out it is more like i spun a Web or created a woven masterpiece. Help me continue to give Him all the glory and stay diligent in the works He has given me to do.

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