A New Recipe

As soon as it receives a positive response it quickly goes on my rotation of meals.

Psalm 149:1-9

Reference: Praise the Lord.
Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people. (Psalm 149:1 NIV)

Explore: It’s always exciting for me to discover new recipes that the whole family enjoy to eat. As soon as it receives a positive response it quickly goes on my rotation of meals.

I’ve made the mistake of taking a good meal and cooking it too often. It was the Chicken and Leek pie.

While it was a little fiddly to make, it was a taste sensation that every member of the family enjoyed. I would bring it out every couple of weeks, but one week I made a big batch and I felt like we were eating it every second night!

From that point I took it off rotation as I couldn’t bring myself to face the pie again. Two years later, after my daughter remembered enjoying it, the pie has only just started to be made in my kitchen again.

Application: When it comes to food; we all like variety. Sure, we have our favourite meals but it’s always nice to fill our mouths with a mixture of taste sensations.

Surely this would be the same when it comes to giving God our praise. Yes, we have songs, prayers and phrases that we might like to use regularly, but even the psalmist encourages us to sing a ‘new song’.

There are 150 psalms in the Bible which shows that believers have always had a huge range of songs to choose from. However, let’s not limit our praise just to those songs and prayers that have already been written.

If we are to express our creativity, then surely it’s in our praise that we should give it our all. Whether you praise God through singing, playing instruments, writing, speaking, researching… Whatever your act of praise may be, continue to find new ways of expressing how glorious our God is.

Prayer: Lord God, You give us a fresh start each and every day. May we honour You with our praise, new and fresh each morning. Amen.

What is your new song for today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.