Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Comfort Zone


Comfort Zone

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!