The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes
How often I wake up singing but by the end of the day I am doing the total opposite…ever been there? I get tired, so much can happen in the course of one day, children disobey and there is always so much to be done. In fact, I find the evening one of the hardest times to be “singing”, but it’s often when I need it the most.
“Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!” Psalm 96:1
This “singing” that we do is simple, but easy to forget when times are difficult. It’s praising Him. It might even be praying to Him, serving Him (or others), worshipping Him, abiding in Him, etc…
My Nana used to say how “it’s hard to think bad thoughts when you are singing a happy tune.” And it’s true! Sometimes if I am feeling a lull or sense a bad attitude creeping in during the day, I will turn on some Christian music…it takes the blues away, turns my heart to God and is an awesome way to worship and praise Him (why can’t I remember to do this at night too?!).
Whatever may pass…whatever lies before me…
There is always something to praise Him for – may we never cease – even and especially in the hard times.
Let me be singing (praising, praying, serving, worshiping, loving, add your own word, etc…) when the evening comes.
Make the choice to sing today. A life of faith is a marathon and not a sprint; we run it with endurance…singing one day at a time (or hour, or moment). So let’s run our race for today with endurance, from sun up to sun down run at a pace worthy of our calling, keeping our eyes on Jesus and we WILL be singing when the evening comes. 🙂
Oh yes, Lord, may we keep our hearts so in tune with yours that we never stop singing. Give us a new song for today along with new mercies and new love for others. May we be singing Your song all day long and well into the evening. You hold today in Your hands, know the plans and oh how You love us when we are singing and even when we aren’t. Thank you for Your grace in each moment and area of our lives. May we never stop singing to You!
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Love you Sarah. I made a picture when we were first married. “God loves me when I work but he honors me when I sing”
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Love that mom!! Love u!
Thanks for quoting my momma! She was worthy of being quoted, and she loved to sing. She would have loved these words, too. Dad
One of my favorites of hers! Love you daddy!