Singing a New Song in the New Year

Singing A New Life

Singing A Fresh New Song for the New Year - A Studio 1-37 original imageIt’s a New Year. Are you singing a new song? It seems that as each year ends and begins we often decide to change the way we live. In the efforts of a better life we resolve to do things differently. This year is no different as many sources spread the news of the most popular life changes for the New Year. It seems a lot of us begin the year in hopes of singing a new song.

As you might expect a lot of resolutions are repeats from years in the past and although there are some reporting differences among the sources they remain similar. For instance, Statistic Brain Research Institute’s top 3 changers are losing weight/healthier eating, self-improvements, and better financial decisions. NBC News gives only a slightly different list with the number one goal the same. Their top three are get healthy, get organized, and live life to the fullest. Underneath it all though shows us that we simply want to be better people singing in a healthier, happier, peaceful life.

Statistics also show that though we begin the New Year with great intentions somewhere along the way we often lose our focus and drive to stick to our life resolve goals. Perhaps we go about this all wrong. Maybe it isn’t a stronger determination or drive we need but a song that sets deep within us keeping us on beat. Famed concert pianist, Arthur Rubenstein, said, ”You cannot play the piano well unless you are singing within you.” It is the same with life. If you want your life to go well you start with the song inside you that connects you to your creator.

Finding Your Song

Life that begins each day with singing a new song to the Lord is a life that stays focused and on track. By committing to praising God for what He does, a fresh start to a new song in life not only each year but each day is obtainable. A solid resolution of praising God every day proclaiming the good news of His saving grace (1 Chr. 16:23) is the one resolution that keeps the others online.

Beginning and ending each day in praise to God reminds you that you truly have a song in your heart even among the smallest of things. Singing God’s praise helps overcome anxiety, fear, and stress replacing them with the steady promise of peace. Determining to sing praise leads to greater praise and sharing as you spread the news to others. With a heart full of appreciation, you deepen your worship, share the glory, living a more holy and full life.

Owed to God is all of life and He is worthy of praise. So in the New Year find your song and sing it loudly. Challenge yourself to sing even when you despair finding the conviction to sing because of who He is. Secure your motivation to sing because He saves all allowing His full control to comfort you in your daily life.

When you focus your resolve on singing His praise each day you will find that the rest of your New Year’s resolutions fall into place with success. So determine to have a successful year by first singing your song to God.

Love in Christ,

E.J.

Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord. Psalms 96:1 (NLT)

Postscript

A wasted life is really nothing more than a mass collection of wasted days. As God gives us life, each one of us starts the new year with the same number of opportunities””365””that we can choose to either use and invest in eternal things or allow to drift by without taking advantage of the gift we have been given. The difference between those who succeed and those who fail is not found primarily in talent but in diligence and effort. (unknown)

Extra Study

1 Chronicles 16:23-33

Credits
Spector, N. (2017, January 1). 2017 New Year's Resolutions: The Most Popular and How to Stick to Them. Retrieved from NBC News Business/Consumer: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/2017-new-year-s-resolutions-most-popular-how-stick-them-n701891

Statistic Brain. (2017, January 1). New Year's Resolution Statistics. Retrieved from Statistic Brain: www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/

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