Psa. 40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.
David was probably the greatest song writer of all time. Actually, David had a very unfair advantage. He had been anointed by the Lord for that very purpose. Just like David said in today’s verse, he had a new song in his mouth. The anointing on David was an anointing to worship God. He sang spontaneous songs birthed by the Holy Spirit, that became songs for God’s people that are still being sung today. You can tell a lot about someone by the songs that they sing. After all, we sing about what matters to us. Jonathan Edwards spoke about this spontaneous song. It flowed out of him as a result of God’s touch upon his life. Here is a snippet from his book “Personal Narrative” that describes his personal relationship with the Lord.
“After this my sense of divine things gradually increased, and became more and more lively, and had more of that inward sweetness. The appearance of everything was altered: there seemed to be, as it were, a calm, sweet cast, or appearance of divine glory, in almost everything. God’s excellency, his wisdom, his purity and love, seemed to appear in everything; in the sun, moon and stars; in the clouds, and blue sky; in the grass, flowers, trees; in the water, and all nature; which used greatly to fix my mind. I often used to sit and view the moon, for a long time; and so in the daytime, spent much time in viewing the clouds and sky, to behold the sweet glory of God in these things: in the meantime, singing forth with a low voice, my contemplations of the Creator and Redeemer. And scarce anything, among all the works of nature, was so sweet to me as thunder and lightning. Formerly, nothing had been so terrible to me. I used to be a person uncommonly terrified with thunder: and it used to strike me with terror, when I saw a thunderstorm rising. But now, on the contrary, it rejoiced me. I felt God at the first appearance of a thunderstorm. And used to take the opportunity at such times, to fix myself to view the clouds, and see the lightnings play, and hear the majestic and awful voice of God’s thunder: which often times was exceeding entertaining, leading me to sweet contemplations of my great and glorious God. And while I viewed, used to spend my time, as it always seemed natural to me, to sing or chant forth my meditations; to speak my thoughts in soliloquies, and speak with a singing voice.”
So maybe today you can take some time and go for a walk with the Lord. When He comes down, everything does look different. Maybe it is because we become different. Maybe you too will be singing this new song to the Lord.