In many places we look there is uneasiness and discouragement. There are growing concerns about job loss, disappearing savings, moral and spiritual decline, eroding freedoms…and, close to each heart, the safety and future of our children and grandchildren. Yes, the concerns are real! But immensely more real is the Lord God, Most High, Our Redeemer! And He is the orchestrator and determiner of destinies!
Let us be ambassadors of encouragement in this hour. The Lord says of the saint that fears Him and delights greatly in His commandments that, “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed trusting in the Lord; his heart is established.” (Psalm 112:7) We need to be vigilant to keep our hearts fixed upon that which is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, virtuous, and of good report (Philippians 4). It’s not only healing and uplifting to align our thoughts with the Word, but it’s powerful too!
May we be movers and shakers in this seemingly uncertain season. Shaking off worry and anxiety, shaking off negative polls and bad reports “moving and advancing in trust and hope,” growing ever stronger in faith and courage. Refusing to be stuck in the circumstances.
We need to be deliberate and intentional in our intimacy with the Lord. This is vital for destiny fulfillment! Here is one strategy that will add fuel to your spiritual weaponry and move you forward in your destiny: The singing of the “new song.” Psalm 98:1, says “O sing to the Lord a new song, For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.” Six times in the Psalms as well as in Isaiah 42:10 the Word encourages us to sing “a new song.” The word “new” in the Hebrew contains in it’s nuances of meaning previously unheard of, a new thing. The Lord encourages us not only to speak truth and grace but to sing it out as well. One wonderful chapter which is powerful to memorize is Psalm 149.
Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in the assembly of saint.. Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise His name with the dance. Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp. For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the people. To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron To execute on them the written judgment – This honor have all His saints.
Praise the LORD! circumstances.
We need to practice this Psalm until it becomes second nature. We need to encourage our own hearts in the Lord to sing, sing, sing. To sing of victory, of strength, of courage! To sing an overcomers song! To sing of God’s goodness! The Lord says open wide your mouth and I will fill it! Sing prophetically over your family and finances. Sing victoriously over the neighbors and the nations. Sing with determination over destinies! Sing those “high praises” and execute “the judgment written” on descending darkness and discouragement for God says “this honor have all His saints.”