I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:1-3
At Xcelerate the other night Candace sang "Good Good Father" and I have been singing that song ever since. For me, the above referenced Psalm tells my story, as it may for several who read this. We were in that pit of darkness and the Lord rescued us bringing us to the light, giving us a firm place to stand in life. Because of it we sing a new song of praise for him which helps draw others toward him.
How can we sing in the middle of the chaos of this world? Chris Tomlin's words of that song say "peace so undeniable" which corresponds to countless scriptures that speak of a peace that passes all understanding that comes from a relationship with the Lord. If we have been affected by Him how can we help but sing?
So what's your song for the new year? Is it just an inspiration or a praise or maybe you are stuck in the mud and mire and don't feel like singing? Why not give it a try, He can pull you out.
Other words of that song say "you call me deeper into love" and I know what that says to me, be more loving in'24, love myself and others like He loves me, creating deeper relationships that multiply connection.
After all, He is a Good Good Father - Happy New Year!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at email@example.com.