Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Thought for Wednesday July 13, 2011

“Sing to the Lord a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy. For the word of the Lord is right, and all His work is done in truth. He loves righteousness and justice. The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.” Psalm 33:3-5

Except for perhaps what is going on in our own individual lives, we should easily be able to look around and see that things are not so good. Politically and socially (and perhaps especially spiritually), we seem headed for a meltdown. Before you think it, however, I am not suggesting that the “end is near”. I’m not that kind of preacher, and that attitude is simply defeatist! We must continue to live until the end is upon us! I wonder, however, if we notice that we continue to do the same things over and over, somehow expect things to get better, and thus prove the adage true: insanity is defined by doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results.

If, however, we think things are just fine (especially if we personally seem unaffected by all that is going on around us) and we have no mind or heart toward those who continue to struggle politically, socially, and spiritually, then we are missing the proclamation of the psalmist’s expression. We do not share the Lord’s very passion for the things of truth, righteousness, and justice – except as these pertain to us and how much we can get only for ourselves and only for those whom we love.

It is indeed time to “sing to the Lord a new song”. It is time to reconnect to the only true source of all that is good. Same ol’ same ol’ obviously does not work, and moving away from the Body of Christ is not bringing blessings on anyone. Listen to the Voice that is within. Hear the Word of the Lord from Scripture. Know that blessings come in abundance to those who share the Lord’s passions. Believe this nation can turn around if there is a genuine revival and collective renewal of heart. We do not have to “reinvent” the Church; we just have to reconnect.


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