A New Song

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I recently listened to a writing podcast by a group of my favourite authors. They spoke about ways to generate new ideas for writing future stories.

The authors encouraged listeners to look at stories already in existence as well as everyday things happening all around them and then either use these existing stories to come up with new ideas or expand on the ideas in new and exciting ways.

This made me think of what I have been learning to do by writing my blog.

I am learning to see God's grace all around me in new and exciting ways. I believe that this is something that we can all learn to do.

"I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us."
- Anne Lamott

This quote sums up my experience of God's grace. It is barely ever the same for everyone. It meets us where we are.

Does God want us to all experience grace in exactly the same way? I don't think so... God is too vast to put in a neat little box like that.

In the same manner, does God want us all to respond to His grace in the same way? To worship God in exactly the same way as everyone else? I don't think so...

Does God not care more about our heart and our motive for worship than the manner in which it is done?

I believe that we all have the freedom to experience God's grace in new ways that are different to the norm. I also believe that we all have the opportunity to worship God with a new song, in new and exciting ways.

"Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth."
- Psalm 96:1

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