Archive for February, 2014

The Impoverished Ministry of Jesus

February 27th, 2014

Where then do You get that living water? —John 4:11

“The well is deep”— and even a great deal deeper than the Samaritan woman knew! (John 4:11). Think of the depths of human nature and human life; think of the depth of the “wells” in you. Have you been limiting, or impoverishing, the ministry of Jesus to the point that He is unable to work in your life? Suppose that you have a deep “well” of hurt and trouble inside your heart, and Jesus comes and says to you, “Let not your heart be troubled . . .” (John 14:1). Would your response be to shrug your shoulders and say, “But, Lord, the well is too deep, and even You can’t draw up quietness and comfort out of it.” Actually, that is correct. Jesus doesn’t bring anything up from the wells of human nature— He brings them down from above. We limit the Holy One of Israel by remembering only what we have allowed Him to do for us in the past, and also by saying, “Of course, I cannot expect God to do this particular thing.” The thing that approaches the very limits of His power is the very thing we as disciples of Jesus ought to believe He will do. We impoverish and weaken His ministry in us the moment we forget He is almighty. The impoverishment is in us, not in Him. We will come to Jesus for Him to be our comforter or our sympathizer, but we refrain from approaching Him as our Almighty God.

The reason some of us are such poor examples of Christianity is that we have failed to recognize that Christ is almighty. We have Christian attributes and experiences, but there is no abandonment or surrender to Jesus Christ. When we get into difficult circumstances, we impoverish His ministry by saying, “Of course, He can’t do anything about this.” We struggle to reach the bottom of our own well, trying to get water for ourselves. Beware of sitting back, and saying, “It can’t be done.” You will know it can be done if you will look to Jesus. The well of your incompleteness runs deep, but make the effort to look away from yourself and to look toward Him.

Our Misgivings About Jesus

February 26th, 2014

The woman said to Him, ’Sir, You have nothing to draw [water] with, and the well is deep’ —John 4:11

Have you ever said to yourself, “I am impressed with the wonderful truths of God’s Word, but He can’t really expect me to live up to that and work all those details into my life!” When it comes to confronting Jesus Christ on the basis of His qualities and abilities, our attitudes reflect religious superiority. We think His ideals are lofty and they impress us, but we believe He is not in touch with reality— that what He says cannot actually be done. Each of us thinks this about Jesus in one area of our life or another. These doubts or misgivings about Jesus begin as we consider questions that divert our focus away from God. While we talk of our dealings with Him, others ask us, “Where are you going to get enough money to live? How will you live and who will take care of you?” Or our misgivings begin within ourselves when we tell Jesus that our circumstances are just a little too difficult for Him. We say, “It’s easy to say, ’Trust in the Lord,’ but a person has to live; and besides, Jesus has nothing with which to draw water— no means to be able to give us these things.” And beware of exhibiting religious deceit by saying, “Oh, I have no misgivings about Jesus, only misgivings about myself.” If we are honest, we will admit that we never have misgivings or doubts about ourselves, because we know exactly what we are capable or incapable of doing. But we do have misgivings about Jesus. And our pride is hurt even at the thought that He can do what we can’t.My misgivings arise from the fact that I search within to find how He will do what He says. My doubts spring from the depths of my own inferiority. If I detect these misgivings in myself, I should bring them into the light and confess them openly— “Lord, I have had misgivings about You. I have not believed in Your abilities, but only my own. And I have not believed in Your almighty power apart from my finite understanding of it.”____________________________________________________________

February 26, 2014-JDV

Lord, I press on even though I don’t get it. I press on trusting You are still working on me, and you do not keep score. You do not count the number of times I trust myself instead of You, or the number of times I simply get it wrong. I am so thankful that You do not see my failures and imperfection. Thank You for seeing Jesus and His perfection when you look at me.

And God says…”Jesus is the way we are connected.  When you give up your own ideas of how to live and give it to Jesus, you can be connected to Me. And then I can guide your steps. Acknowledge Me in all your ways, do not rely on your own ways and means, and I will make your paths straight. It is a very good thing when your hopes and vision for your life are so grand that you absolutely know that they can never be realized apart from Me. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

The Destitution of Service

February 25th, 2014

. . though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved —2 Corinthians 12:15

Natural human love expects something in return. But Paul is saying, “It doesn’t really matter to me whether you love me or not. I am willing to be completely destitute anyway; willing to be poverty-stricken, not just for your sakes, but also that I may be able to get you to God.” “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor . . .” (2 Corinthians 8:9). And Paul’s idea of service was the same as our Lord’s. He did not care how high the cost was to himself— he would gladly pay it. It was a joyful thing to Paul.

The institutional church’s idea of a servant of God is not at all like Jesus Christ’s idea. His idea is that we serve Him by being the servants of others. Jesus Christ actually “out-socialized” the socialists. He said that in His kingdom the greatest one would be the servant of all (see Matthew 23:11). The real test of a saint is not one’s willingness to preach the gospel, but one’s willingness to do something like washing the disciples’ feet— that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God. It was Paul’s delight to spend his life for God’s interests in other people, and he did not care what it cost. But before we will serve, we stop to ponder our personal and financial concerns— “What if God wants me to go over there? And what about my salary? What is the climate like there? Who will take care of me? A person must consider all these things.” All that is an indication that we have reservations about serving God. But the apostle Paul had no conditions or reservations. Paul focused his life on Jesus Christ’s idea of a New Testament saint; that is, not one who merely proclaims the gospel, but one who becomes broken bread and poured-out wine in the hands of Jesus Christ for the sake of others.



February 25, 2014-JDV

Lord, once again Oswald Chambers lays big blocks of guilt and responsibility on us about our commitment and service. And while I agree with the outcomes, it seems like something is missing; namely that in my own strength and motivation, I simply lack the ability to “do something”.  Not only will I do nothing; left to my own devices, I will be consumed by own needs and concerns.  Thank You for showing me that I can only “do something” or properly serve others when I am connected to You and You are serving others through me.

And God says…”Left to your own strength and motivations, you may reach out and help others occasionally. You might occasionally “do something” for those in need, but the effort will wear you out. If you are not first connected and being led and directed by Jesus, the results will not be substantial, or lasting. (Apart from Me you can do nothing) I do not want your guilt or obligation as the motivating factors for service, any more than I want your worship, study and prayer out of obligation. I want our relationship and your service to rise up from love.  You will find this capacity for love, service, worship and our relationship in the person of Jesus.   Be connected to Jesus and be transformed into a man that loves to serve and worship.  Acknowledge the Lord in all your ways and He will make your paths straight…..and you will be amazed at your capacity to (as the song says) “do something ”


The Delight of Sacrifice

February 24th, 2014

I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls . . . —2 Corinthians 12:15

Once “the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit,” we deliberately begin to identify ourselves with Jesus Christ’s interests and purposes in others’ lives (Romans 5:5). And Jesus has an interest in every individual person. We have no right in Christian service to be guided by our own interests and desires. In fact, this is one of the greatest tests of our relationship with Jesus Christ. The delight of sacrifice is that I lay down my life for my Friend, Jesus (see John 15:13). I don’t throw my life away, but I willingly and deliberately lay it down for Him and His interests in other people. And I do this for no cause or purpose of my own. Paul spent his life for only one purpose— that he might win people to Jesus Christ. Paul always attracted people to his Lord, but never to himself. He said, “I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some” (1 Corinthians 9:22).When someone thinks that to develop a holy life he must always be alone with God, he is no longer of any use to others. This is like putting himself on a pedestal and isolating himself from the rest of society. Paul was a holy person, but wherever he went Jesus Christ was always allowed to help Himself to his life. Many of us are interested only in our own goals, and Jesus cannot help Himself to our lives. But if we are totally surrendered to Him, we have no goals of our own to serve. Paul said that he knew how to be a “doormat” without resenting it, because the motivation of his life was devotion to Jesus. We tend to be devoted, not to Jesus Christ, but to the things which allow us more spiritual freedom than total surrender to Him would allow. Freedom was not Paul’s motive at all. In fact, he stated, “I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren . . .” (Romans 9:3). Had Paul lost his ability to reason? Not at all! For someone who is in love, this is not an overstatement. And Paul was in love with Jesus Christ.




Journal for Today-JDV

February 24, 2014

Lord, when you are close to me, (or should I say when I am close to you?) I seem to know instinctively how to live out your love. The open engagement of and for others seems to just flow out of me.  I don’t need to search for opportunities or Christian encounters; they simply present themselves.  Lord, when I am truly connected to You, life is effortless, and my circumstances do not sway me one way or another.  Help me be and stay connected to You this day.

And God says…” I came to give you life and life more abundantly.  All you need do is claim and live the abundant life. I have already provided the way.  Simply trust in Me with all your heart, do not rely on your own devices, and I will make your paths straight. Delight yourself in the me and I will give you the desires of your heart.  Regardless of your status, circumstance or condition, reach out to connect with Me every morning, surrender your will, and your transformed abundant life will manifest itself in a myriad of ways. You will naturally impact others as you live the connected abundant daily life.”

Taking the Initiative Against Daydreaming

February 20th, 2014

Arise, let us go from here —John 14:31

Daydreaming about something in order to do it properly is right, but daydreaming about it when we should be doing it is wrong. In this passage, after having said these wonderful things to His disciples, we might have expected our Lord to tell them to go away and meditate over them all. But Jesus never allowed idle daydreaming. When our purpose is to seek God and to discover His will for us, daydreaming is right and acceptable. But when our inclination is to spend time daydreaming over what we have already been told to do, it is unacceptable and God’s blessing is never on it. God will take the initiative against this kind of daydreaming by prodding us to action. His instructions to us will be along the lines of this: “Don’t sit or stand there, just go!”

If we are quietly waiting before God after He has said to us, “Come aside by yourselves . . .” then that is meditation before Him to seek His will (Mark 6:31). Beware, however, of giving in to mere daydreaming once God has spoken. Allow Him to be the source of all your dreams, joys, and delights, and be careful to go and obey what He has said. If you are in love with someone, you don’t sit and daydream about that person all the time— you go and do something for him. That is what Jesus Christ expects us to do. Daydreaming after God has spoken is an indication that we do not trust Him.


Journal DJR
Good Morning Lord,
Today again we see that there is never a cookbook answer and sometimes daydreaming is exactly what you are calling for and the place where we will connect and where you’ll deliver our answers. And sometimes it is not. Then it is wasting time and perhaps dangerous.

Yes, After I have spoken, and you have heard, to daydream more about it is to invite other voices. When that starts, confusion comes. You cannot serve two masters. After you have heard, it’s time for what I said in this verse: “Arise, let us go from here” —John 14:31

Also remember that “Opportunities Pass” In the past you have pondered on who to vote for … until the polls closed.

That’s true … but I still wasn’t clear. I was waiting to get clear. Obviously I waited too long. What went wrong?

I said, “All things work together for good … for those that love me. That day, you loved your idea of getting clear and being right. There are many things that can damage our communication. Not necessarily bad things. Like Martha preparing the meal and stressing out about Mary not helping her. Remember it is a process of learning to hear and stay in the flow of our communication. There will be mistakes. Dont give up. They are part of learning. don’t make a monument of your mistakes. I have forgotten them. It’s a new day. You have a new chance to get it right and stay in flow. That may mean, “Come away and be still” or it may mean, “Arise and get going.”


Journal for Today-JDV

February 20, 2014

Lord, thank you for the lesson about answered prayer.  Thank you for reminding me that You always do what is the best for me. You do not answer my prayers three ways: yes, no, and or not yet.  You always do what is best for me; regardless.  Please help me to learn and understand that regardless of the change or lack of change in my situation or circumstances, You are always doing what is in my very best interest; even though I may not get what I want, thought I needed and or believed was right and proper. I am not God, and I cannot see the circumstance or life the way You can and do. I must simply trust you. 

And God says…”You are starting to truly understand the scripture …”that all things work together for the good of those that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own understanding and He will make your paths straight.” You would not allow your three or four year old child to tell you how to raise and care for them.  And your human awareness, intellect and perception is like that of a very small child compared to My all-consuming love, grace, power, knowledge and intellect.  Remember I am omnipotent.”

“If I truly love you I would not answer your every prayer and request, I would instead give you what is the very best, from my Godly perspective, knowledge and awareness. Simply delight yourself in Me, get and stay connected to Me and I will give you the peace the passes all understanding, as I meet all your needs according to My riches in heaven.”

Taking the Initiative Against Drudgery

February 19th, 2014

Arise, shine . . . —Isaiah 60:1

When it comes to taking the initiative against drudgery, we have to take the first step as though there were no God. There is no point in waiting for God to help us— He will not. But once we arise, immediately we find He is there. Whenever God gives us His inspiration, suddenly taking the initiative becomes a moral issue— a matter of obedience. Then we must act to be obedient and not continue to lie down doing nothing. If we will arise and shine, drudgery will be divinely transformed.

Drudgery is one of the finest tests to determine the genuineness of our character. Drudgery is work that is far removed from anything we think of as ideal work. It is the utterly hard, menial, tiresome, and dirty work. And when we experience it, our spirituality is instantly tested and we will know whether or not we are spiritually genuine. Read John 13. In this chapter, we see the Incarnate God performing the greatest example of drudgery— washing fishermen’s feet. He then says to them, “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet” (John 13:14). The inspiration of God is required if drudgery is to shine with the light of God upon it. In some cases the way a person does a task makes that work sanctified and holy forever. It may be a very common everyday task, but after we have seen it done, it becomes different. When the Lord does something through us, He always transforms it. Our Lord takes our human flesh and transforms it, and now every believer’s body has become “the temple of the Holy Spirit”




February 19, 2014-JDV

Lord, once again you take me to a lesson about being connected to You.  The previous three lessons were similar; lessons about despair, depression, and drudgery.  And while we know that being in these states of mind and emotions are “natural human conditions”, You make it clear that the way out (or away) from these circumstances is to be connected to You. You are teaching us that obedience is a path to connection and one we should pursue for our own well-being, not because you simply want us obedient and conforming. Thank you for the ongoing lessons about connection and how being connected to You allows us to live apart from despair, drudgery and depression.  

And God says…”I came to give you life and life more abundantly. I have provided My Son, the Word and the Holy Spirit to help you live this life of abundance. Simply be connected to Jesus, allow Him to live through you, and observe what an abundant life you can live…in the very same circumstances. Change is “an inside job”.  When you are connected to Me through Jesus, you can see the world and your circumstance differently. Where you saw roadblocks you now see opportunities.  Where you saw “no way” you now see clear paths to desired outcomes. When you love the Lord with all your heart, mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself, the world and your circumstances take on a different perspective. When you are connected to Jesus, you are energized and transformed beyond depression, despair, and drudgery.”

Taking the Initiative Against Despair

February 18th, 2014

Rise, let us be going —Matthew 26:46

In the Garden of Gethsemane, the disciples went to sleep when they should have stayed awake, and once they realized what they had done it produced despair. The sense of having done something irreversible tends to make us despair. We say, “Well, it’s all over and ruined now; what’s the point in trying anymore.” If we think this kind of despair is an exception, we are mistaken. It is a very ordinary human experience. Whenever we realize we have not taken advantage of a magnificent opportunity, we are apt to sink into despair. But Jesus comes and lovingly says to us, in essence, “Sleep on now. That opportunity is lost forever and you can’t change that. But get up, and let’s go on to the next thing.” In other words, let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him.There will be experiences like this in each of our lives. We will have times of despair caused by real events in our lives, and we will be unable to lift ourselves out of them. The disciples, in this instance, had done a downright unthinkable thing— they had gone to sleep instead of watching with Jesus. But our Lord came to them taking the spiritual initiative against their despair and said, in effect, “Get up, and do the next thing.” If we are inspired by God, what is the next thing? It is to trust Him absolutely and to pray on the basis of His redemption.

Never let the sense of past failure defeat your next step.




February 18, 2014-JDV

Lord, when I first read the scripture and heard the sermon about how the disciples went to sleep in the Garden of Gethsemane, I was struck by their humanity and His deity.  The disciples slept and Jesus prayed.  Just like many of my experiences now; I sleep and Jesus prays for me, and lifts me up to the father. I was disappointed in the disciples; I wonder if you are disappointed in me when I am sleeping or working or otherwise distracted by what I believe are my pressing human needs?

And God says…”I was not disappointed in Jesus, and I am not disappointed in you, or the disciples.  Remember, that when I look at you, (or the disciples) I see Jesus and His actions, not yours, or theirs. I cannot look on your humanity, regardless of the good intentions, or outcomes.  I cannot judge your actions, diligence or lack of diligence because if and when I judge you, you and the disciples will miss the mark; every time. I can only look at Jesus. When you set your sights on Jesus, and are connected to Him, you are transformed and connected to Me. And you cannot miss the mark when you allow Jesus to live through you.  Seek first the Kingdom of God, which is Jesus, and everything you need, (material, spiritual, physical and emotional) will be provided. Even the ability to stay awake when required, will be provided as will the grace when you cannot.”

Taking the Initiative Against Depression

February 17th, 2014

Arise and eat—1 Kings 19:5

The angel in this passage did not give Elijah a vision, or explain the Scriptures to him, or do anything remarkable. He simply told Elijah to do a very ordinary thing, that is, to get up and eat. If we were never depressed, we would not be alive—only material things don’t suffer depression. If human beings were not capable of depression, we would have no capacity for happiness and exaltation. There are things in life that are designed to depress us; for example, things that are associated with death. Whenever you examine yourself, always take into account your capacity for depression.

When the Spirit of God comes to us, He does not give us glorious visions, but He tells us to do the most ordinary things imaginable. Depression tends to turn us away from the everyday things of God’s creation. But whenever God steps in, His inspiration is to do the most natural, simple things-things we would never have imagined God was in, but as we do them we find Him there. The inspiration that comes to us in this way is an initiative against depression. But we must take the first step and do it in the inspiration of God. If, however, we do something simply to overcome our depression, we will only deepen it. But when the Spirit of God leads us instinctively to do something, the moment we do it the depression is gone. As soon as we arise and obey, we enter a higher plane of life.

Journal DJR
Good Morning Lord,
The song says, “why would I wait to die to come alive?” The devo says, “just go do whatever simple thing God says and you will end depression (come alive). Are they referring to the same concept?

Yes, paralysis of analysis and depression are first cousins. Both are related to non-action. Sometimes when you can’t hear me, you need to get quiet …… But sometimes when you can’t hear me, getting quiet is not the answer. Getting going is the answer. At least it’s the first step. There will be time to get away and get quiet, but to unclog our communication conduit, sometimes you just need to get up and start.

Yes, but what if I start in the wrong direction?

Dont you believe I can redirect you after you’ve started?

Well, yes.

That is the rhythm that works best, activity interspersed with times of purposeful quiet listening. I can work with that. You can too.

Thanks, BTW how about my friends that are “clinically” depressed? Is this still a good prescription?

Yes, I’m not saying meds are bad. But even with meds, a person will do better and hear my voice better when they get up and obey …… in even the smallest way. The car rolling down the road is easier to steer than the one sitting in the parking lot with the key turned off.

The Discipline of Hearing

February 14th, 2014

Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops —Matthew 10:27

Sometimes God puts us through the experience and discipline of darkness to teach us to hear and obey Him. Song birds are taught to sing in the dark, and God puts us into “the shadow of His hand” until we learn to hear Him (Isaiah 49:2). “Whatever I tell you in the dark. . .”— pay attention when God puts you into darkness, and keep your mouth closed while you are there. Are you in the dark right now in your circumstances, or in your life with God? If so, then remain quiet. If you open your mouth in the dark, you will speak while in the wrong mood— darkness is the time to listen. Don’t talk to other people about it; don’t read books to find out the reason for the darkness; just listen and obey. If you talk to other people, you cannot hear what God is saying. When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message for someone else once you are back in the light.After every time of darkness, we should experience a mixture of delight and humiliation. If there is only delight, I question whether we have really heard God at all. We should experience delight for having heard God speak, but mostly humiliation for having taken so long to hear Him! Then we will exclaim, “How slow I have been to listen and understand what God has been telling me!” And yet God has been saying it for days and even weeks. But once you hear Him, He gives you the gift of humiliation, which brings a softness of heart— a gift that will always cause you to listen to God now. 



February 14, 2014-JDV

Lord, sometimes when I read Oswald Chambers I am taken aback by his propensity to serve up portions of guilt like he does here when he tells us we need to feel humiliation.   I recall these messages in church a long time ago, and perhaps it was the way of the church at that time. But You have been teaching us something different over the last months and years. You have been teaching us daily connection, grace and peace.

And God says…”Yes I have been teaching connection, grace and peace.  And the Holy Spirit has been communicating the love I have for you.  There is no room in our relationship for humiliation, guilt, and or shame. I gave Jesus as the ultimate sacrificial gift so that I do not ever see you in a way  that would require guilt or shame. The Holy Spirit will and does provide the conviction you may need for guidance and direction, but there is no room in our relationship for guilt, shame or humiliation.  Once you come to repentance and believe that Jesus took away your sins, (past, present and future), I can only see Jesus when I look at you. Believe that Jesus paid the complete and entire price to redeem you; you do not need to add humiliation, shame or guilt. Simply reach out with your belief, trust and love. Be connected to Jesus and let Him lead you. This is all you need for this and every day.”

The Devotion of Hearing

February 13th, 2014

Samuel answered, ’Speak, for Your servant hears’ —1 Samuel 3:10

Just because I have listened carefully and intently to one thing from God does not mean that I will listen to everything He says. I show God my lack of love and respect for Him by the insensitivity of my heart and mind toward what He says. If I love my friend, I will instinctively understand what he wants. And Jesus said, “You are My friends . . .” (John 15:14). Have I disobeyed some command of my Lord’s this week? If I had realized that it was a command of Jesus, I would not have deliberately disobeyed it. But most of us show incredible disrespect to God because we don’t even hear Him. He might as well never have spoken to us.

The goal of my spiritual life is such close identification with Jesus Christ that I will always hear God and know that God always hears me (see John 11:41). If I am united with Jesus Christ, I hear God all the time through the devotion of hearing. A flower, a tree, or a servant of God may convey God’s message to me. What hinders me from hearing is my attention to other things. It is not that I don’t want to hear God, but I am not devoted in the right areas of my life. I am devoted to things and even to service and my own convictions. God may say whatever He wants, but I just don’t hear Him. The attitude of a child of God should always be, “Speak, for Your servant hears.” If I have not developed and nurtured this devotion of hearing, I can only hear God’s voice at certain times. At other times I become deaf to Him because my attention is to other things— things which I think I must do. This is not living the life of a child of God. Have you heard God’s voice today?

Journal DJR
Good Morning Lord,
The concept that you hear me all the time, every word I say, is a good thing to think about. You gave the example in John 11:41

Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. 42 You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.”

It’s part of the package of walking with you. If I visualize walking with you … it’s like walking with any friend. We would be conversing, not just walking along silently. When walking and talking with a friend, of course they hear me and I hear them. The conversation goes back and forth. You and Father were like that and it seem like you’re saying that we are capable of that same type of relationship as well. Why do I live at such a lower level of connection and communication? Is it just that I dont put out the effort? or that I dont really believe? Or what? What do I need to do? I want to live like that!

One thing to be aware of is the danger in your last question, “What do I need to do?” especially the last 3 words, “need to do.” That can lead you into bondage. Bondage to lists and measuring up. These were things that the Pharisees were fond of. They thought it would lead them to righteousness like many in my church do today. And it’s not that those things on the list are bad in themselves. It’s just a matter of the power source. If you are keeping lists and checking them off with human power, it will lead to pride and judging others who dont measure up. If you just come to me and build our relationship so tight that you always hear my voice, and then just do what you hear and see me doing …… That’s the way to live. Then you will be building my kingdom … not because you are trying to and measuring your performance but because it’s just the natural out-growth of us walking together.

Here it is in John 5:19 So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.

Lord, help me (us) to live like that. Today.

Same song with the lyrics on screen.