Never Say Never
November 5, 2013 by cccooperagency
A song for those journeying to worship.
Remember when the Eternal brought back the exiles to Zion?
It was as if we were dreaming—
Our mouths were filled with laughter;
our tongues were spilling over into song.
The word went out across the prairies and deserts,
across the hills, over the oceans wide, from nation to nation:
“The Eternal has done remarkable things for them.”
We shook our heads. All of us were stunned—the Eternal has done remarkable things for us.
We were beyond happy, beyond joyful.
And now, Eternal One, some are held captive and poor.
Release them, and restore our fortunes
as the dry riverbeds of the South spring to life when the rains come at last.
Those who walk the fields to sow, casting their seed in tears,
will one day tread those same long rows, amazed by what’s appeared.
Those who weep as they walk
and plant with sighs
Will return singing with joy,
when they bring home the harvest.
I Waited Patiently for the Lord
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the LORD.
How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood. (Psalm 40:2-4)
People who never change their minds are either perfect—or stubborn.
Put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him. (Colossians 3:10)
Dear Lord, I know it’s not a mistake when I believe in You. There is no better way to live than to trust You completely with my life. I will dare to “put on the new me” renewed in Your knowledge. Thank You for creating me in Your image. Amen.
If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him. (Psalm 28:7)
You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. (Psalm 32:7)
And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.” (Revelation 5:9)
Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. (Psalm 96:1)