Friday, May 17, 2013

Sing a New Song

I am joining Lisa-Jo Baker and others for Five Minute Friday. Lisa-Jo provides us with a word prompt and we are to write for five minutes with "no extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation."

Today's word: Song

"Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples." ~ Psalm 96:1-3


My heart sings a new song, a song I never thought I'd sing. It sings a song I pray it will never stop singing because my heart now dances to this beautiful song.

I sing a new song to God, a song of praise and gratitude for He saved me from a heart that no longer sang.

It's a glorious song, oh yes it is. It's a song of love. It's a song that sings thank you Lord for loving me. The song never leaves my mind even on the days when I'm feeling weary. It sings a bit louder on those weary days as He takes a hold of my heart and reminds me in Him I will find rest.

God planted this song on my heart two years ago. My heart was lonely and He appeared. He said, "Come, follow me" and let's sing a new song as we go on a journey together. My heart is still dancing to the beat of this song and the sound of His foot steps as I wake and choose again to follow Him instead.

It's a song of love. It's a song that sings thank you Lord for loving me. Could there be a better song?



What else makes my heart sing and dance? My husband! And since he will soon be spending a month away from home as he trains for a deployment later this year, I've decided to take a small break from writing. I may still pop in and leave some quick words, but otherwise he will have my devoted attention. Pray for him and his fellow soldiers will you please? We would be so grateful.


  1. "...for He saved me from a heart that no longer sang." This is such a beautiful way to describe what the Lord does. I feel that way as well. Wow... it's hard to do anything but sing when we consider what God's grace has done in our lives!

    This is my first Five Minute Friday, and it's really a fun and special thing. Thanks for sharing your heart! Your words today are a blessing to me.

  2. I'm so glad God planted your new song. Thanks for singing to us.

    Laura Hedgecock

  3. I am refreshed and renewed in my faith as you share your gratitude and joy in the Lord. Just beautiful Beth!!

  4. Beth,
    What a wonderful heartfelt post. I love the genuine quality of your writing! I've been a believer for a long time, but I am reminded that I need to sing to the Lord as if were the first day I believed!
    I will miss you and your writing :(. But, I applaud your wanting to devote time to your husband. You and your family will be in my prayers!! Much love and ((hugs)),

  5. God writes the ultimate love song into our hearts, and it sings through your writing! So beautiful. I will be praying for your husband and your family as he trains and prepares for deployment. God bless you in this break time, may He keep renewing His song in your life everyday!


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