Monday, May 11, 2009

New Songs

Psalm 138:5
They shall sing in the ways of the Lord.

The time when Christians begin to sing in the ways of the Lord is when they first lose their burden at the foot of the Cross. Not even the songs of the angels seem so sweet as the first song of rapture which gushes from the inmost soul of the forgiven child of God. You know how John Bunyan describes it. He says when poor Pilgrim lost his burden at the Cross, he gave three great leaps, and went on his way singing-
"Blest Cross! blest Sepulchre! blest rather be
The Man that there was put to shame for me!"
Believer, do you recollect the day when your fetters fell off? Do you remember the place when Jesus met you, and said, "I have loved thee with an everlasting love; I have blotted out as a cloud thy transgressions, and as a thick cloud thy sins; they shall not be mentioned against thee any more for ever." Oh! what a sweet season is that when Jesus takes away the pain of sin. When the Lord first pardoned my sin, I was so joyous that I could scarce refrain from dancing. I thought on my road home from the house where I had been set at liberty, that I must tell the stones in the street the story of my deliverance. So full was my soul of joy, that I wanted to tell every snow-flake that was falling from heaven of the wondrous love of Jesus, who had blotted out the sins of one of the chief of rebels. But it is not only at the commencement of the Christian life that believers have reason for song; as long as they live they discover cause to sing in the ways of the Lord, and their experience of His constant lovingkindness leads them to say, "I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth." See to it, brother, that thou magnifiest the Lord this day.
"Long as we tread this desert land,
New mercies shall new songs demand."

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon


Smilingsal said...

God is so good.

~~Deby said...

So good Cathy...if people would realize ....they would never choose their old life..once they have experienced this NEW LIFE...
good post

Abounding Treasures said...


Thanks for sharing this!

May my heart ever be singing His wondrous praises as He gives me another day in this scene of time, for soon I will see Him face to face and what a glorious day THAT will be!


Anonymous said...

That is so encouraging Cathy ~ thanks for sharing it!

I hope you are having a blessed week!

Aliene said...

Thanks for posting this devotion.
I'm so glad I have a new life in Christ.
Thanks for stopping by my post on kjv. Seems no one is interested enough to leave comments anymore.
Sometimes it is discouraging. Pray for me as I am going thru quite a bit now. Love you, dear sister and hope you are feelling better.

Beverly said...

So thankful for His love. Hugs to you, Cathy. Hope you are doing well!

Maxine said...

I don't remember the exact day when the Lord saved me, but I sure do remember those days of realizing I was a sinner and that Jesus was my only hope of salvation. They were the most precious days ever! Thanks for this devotional, Cathy.