One of the activities I have enjoyed over the last 29 years is choir rehearsal. Week in and week out, I have been privileged to spend time with passionate people who not only are diligent to learn notes, rhythms, and mechanics of singing, but also are eager to discover attributes of God reflected in the text of the songs we sing.
Recently, while rehearsing Martha Munizzi’s, “God Has A Way,” I felt prompted to have the choir practice the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to “speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.” Tears flowed easily as they made eye contact and exhorted one another singing, “God has a way of working it out. Everything that you’re worried about. So don’t be discouraged and don’t ever doubt. God has a way of working it out.”
As they ministered to each other, I was reminded of the intentionality of the Psalmist’s declaration, “When my soul is in the dumps, I rehearse everything I know of you” (Psalm 42:6 MSG). My heart leapt at the realization that they were no longer rehearsing music. They were rehearsing what they knew of God. And as they did, they were saturated with the healing, storm-quieting, perspective-changing, grace of God.
In the face of all that life brings, we need to diligently rehearse the attributes of God. The Psalmist said, “I will always sing about the Lord’s love; I will tell of his loyalty from now on. I will say, ‘Your love continues forever; your loyalty goes on and on like the sky.’ Lord God All-Powerful, who is like you? Lord, you are powerful and completely trustworthy. Happy are the people who know how to praise you. In your name they rejoice and continually praise your goodness. You are their glorious strength” (portions of Psalm 89 NCV).
Is your soul in the dumps? Are you experiencing the fog of uncertainty? Are you paralyzed by fear? Are you shrinking back in intimidation? Lasso your wandering, worrisome, anxious thoughts and heed the Psalmist's example. Rehearse everything you know of God.
I believe His healing, storm-quieting, perspective-changing, grace will saturate your heart and mind as you follow the Psalmist's example. Why not tell Him now? "With my whole heart, with my whole life, and with my innermost being, I bow in wonder before you, the Holy God! Yahweh, you are my soul's celebration; How could I ever forget the miracles of kindness you've done for me?" (Psalm 103:1-2 TPT). Watch and see what He will do. For indeed, God has a way of working it out.
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