My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast. I will sing and make music.
From Psalm 13
How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 Chronicles 15:7
Fred, after his first screen test, stood before an unimpressed crew. “I’m sorry,” the director said, “but you can’t sing, and you certainly can’t dance.” Those words, while disappointing, didn’t stop Mr. Fred Astaire from becoming one of the most famous dancers in history. Opinions, while meant for good, can often be discouraging. Worship today by following your heart and what God has clearly placed before you. Trust Him for direction and never give up.
For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace.
It’s rare that we understand what God’s tomorrow for us looks like. Even when we catch only the fringes of His ways, He is the best! And when He seems to have withdrawn from us altogether, He is there and He promises us that “we will go out with joy and be led forth with peace.” As you worship today, be encouraged. God is for you and all of creation is shouting, “He is faithful!”
When athletes quit an exercise test in exhaustion, their muscles usually remain physically capable of continuing. It’s the mind overwhelmed with suffering that often precipitates a decision to stop. When trying to accomplish what God has for us, our own thoughts can stop us quick. Too many “what-ifs” alone can keep us from moving forward. Try not to get overwhelmed. Worship today by taking one step at a time. Before you know it FINISH LINE!
My grandfather would sing a hymn every morning. He wasn’t a musician, yet this awakened his heart to God’s heart before every sunrise. Music plays an enormous role in our lives. Even in sleep, research shows that we often have musical hallucinations (we dream it). Music transports us and humming a favorite worship song has the potential to direct our hearts heavenward. Today, spend time in worship with a song. Tune your heart to His.