I coordinate a group of friends who read a Bible chapter each day and comment on a private Facebook group. Last week, as we were reading through the Psalms, the subject of awakening with a song came up again. I’ve written on this before, but it attracted my attention again as I thought about this week’s Manna. My mother woke-up with a hymn or praise song on her mind every morning, and she prayed often that God would give me her song. He did. I don’t sing it very well, but “I will sing unto the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me” (Ps. 13:6). Almost everyone in my family was/is a musician except me, but I can still sing unto the Lord. I just hope that after the Lord hears me sing, He will still be inclined to deal bountifully with me. A Chinese proverb says, “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” While answers are few and sometime far between, fresh, God-sent songs are daily. How about you? Anyone else start the day with a God-given song?
Dr. Dan Crawford, Senior Professor at Southwestern Baptist Seminary, is the WestCoast Baptist Association’s Spiritual Life & Leadership Mentor. Follow Dan on Twitter @DrDanRC and Facebook www.facebook.com/dan.crawford.