Have you ever known someone who was limping along in this thing called life, absent of a relationship with God, then, radically changed? Or, have you ever known someone struggling, as a Christian, in their relationship with God, who, all-of-a-sudden, turned a huge corner? Maybe you’ve known someone that you’ve even looked up to in a few and many ways, thinking: they’ve really got it together; but, then, something even bigger happened to them, something that you can’t quite put your finger on, and it seems like they now have even more than they did before… and all you can do is look at them like, huh?
All of these people: the limping and lost; the well-established, pulled-together Godless; the God-filled and hurting; have one thing in common: they’ve all been touched by the heart of God and given a new song – a song of praise – that can’t be explained.
This scripture describes the outward change that is seen, and the inward change that is unseen. It’s what is received when a person puts their faith in God, trusting in Him at His Word.
It can’t be described, and it can’t be understood. It can’t be mimicked, and it can’t be faked; but, this is the faith that is available to you, today.
Don’t just try to change yourself; because, trying to change yourself is a sure way to chain yourself. Just put your change towards Christ.
I pray, today, that if you’ve never put your faith in Jesus (or, if you’re not fully putting your faith in Jesus, trusting Him at His Word), that today would be your day; or, at the very least, that you would ask yourself “why not?” and begin to ask questions about what it is that you don’t know, until you get to the foundation of what it is that you think you do know.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”