How often do we go out of our comfort zone or out of our way for God?
The Psalmist started both Psalms 96 and 98 with this idea:
Sing a new song to the LORD, who has done marvelous deeds, Whose right hand and holy arm have won the victory.
Were you ever in a choir or a band? I was. In 5th grade I was in the children's choir. I cannot remember if I wanted to be in it, was asked to be in it or was told to be in it. Either way, I was in it. I did not hate it. I do not think I was aware of the importance of it (leading the congregation in song) or the love behind it (praising God), but I did it.
It seems like we had a new song to learn every week. New songs were not easy. They were not fun. Sister Grace made us go over them - over and over again. She was happy when we finally got it.
God is a lot like Sister Grace - though I do not picture him as an elderly, 250 lb plus nun in full habit. God is happy when we "sing" the old standards - or serve/praise him as we usually do. He gets really excited when "learn a new song" - or find a new way to love Him.
Do something extra today to love and serve our Lord!