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Oct 2020

You Keep on Getting Better

Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind! – Psalm 31:19

This Sunday, we will be introducing a new song to our gathering, You Keep on Getting Better, by Dante Bowe, Jonathan Jay, and Majesty Rose of Maverick City Music. It is a simple song that reminds us that God is good, and God is loving. It reminds us that regardless of what is going on around us, God is our strength, our eternal inheritance, and our friend. His nature does not change. In response, we are encouraged to SING.

In the verses, we get a rehearsal of some of the attributes of God: good, loving, enough for mankind, patient, kind, UNCHANGING in nature, friend of the saved, unshakeable/sovereign, etc. Reminding ourselves to stand upon the truth of who God is by virtue of his consistent character/attributes. He is the object of our affection:

I will sing of Your goodness, I will sing of Your love
Though the seasons come quickly, You have always been enough
Though the night may get darker, though the waiting seems long
You have always been faithful, to remind me of Your love

You have always been patient, You have always been kind
You’re consistent through the ages, Oh, what a friend of mine
So I’ll remind my soul to bless You, standing firm upon Your truth
Knowing You cannot be shaken, ’cause I’ve seen what You can do

In response to all that, we are encouraged to SING. Leaning on God as our daily foundation for faithful living:

You are good in the morning I’ll sing
You are good in the evening I’ll sing
You are good, You are good to me

Then what we get is an opportunity to communicate and rehearse NOT that God changes or is changing, but our experience of him does…increasing in appreciation for all the attributes mentioned throughout the song, which betters every day.

You keep on getting better, You keep on getting better

We are being reminded to rehearse his attributes (“goodness”) in the morning, in the evening…all the time. Our intellectual and experiential understanding of God then SHOULD increase our thankfulness, gratitude, and willingness to worship and obey over time (“seasons”).

It’s so simple, yet is complex and worshipful and PERSONAL on so many levels. The song actually speaks from the perspective of having born witness to what God has done for me. Reminding my soul to bless God when “the night may get darker” and “the waiting seems long.” Why? Because he has faithfully met me in turbulent times in the past. So there is an implied encouragement to rehearse my testimony to myself. Seeing God’s mercy through my own life.

You can listen to You Keep on Getting Better by watching the video below, and you can purchase and download the full song by clicking here. As we sing about God on sunday, and hear his word to us, and learn more about him, I pray that our intellectual and experiential understanding of him would increases, along with our thankfulness, and gratitude, and willingness to worship in all times.

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