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January 30, 1994

Make My Life a Song

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Where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy. PSALM 65:8
Some psalms overwhelm us with the passionate love for God that is offered up by the psalmist. This is one of them.
Psalm 65 is a love song to the Lord that showers its readers with a sense of inspiration. David had many skills and talents, but his passion was for God. He loved to write and sing about God’s character in ways that showed God as much more than an invisible omnipotent being who rules from some distant quadrant of the universe. God was very real to David, and so David loved Him, feared Him, and worshiped Him with a tremendous degree of energy.
When we read this psalm, we don’t just know about David’s passion for God; we feel it. And surely those who encountered David felt it as well.
So, where is the source of our passion? And what things are the objects of our passion?
We can love our work, our play, and our families. And we can feel immense passion for those things. There’s nothing wrong with that. But how do those passions relate to our passionate love for Jesus? One of the themes of the Book of Hebrews is this: Jesus is better—better than the prophets, better than the angels, better than anything. So when we show the world our passion for our hobbies, for our families, and for our work, we have the opportunity to show by extension our passion for God.
Your life can become a love song to the Lord, overwhelming and inspiring all who encounter it. Go and sing that song.

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