Romans 13; 1 Samuel 25; Psalm 68
There have been a lot of articles recently about people not singing in church. “The songs are different.” “The music’s different.” “They aren’t leading music, they’re performing.” While these criticisms may or may not be valid in some or all cases we are told to “Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name Yah, And rejoice before Him.” (Psalm 68:4)One place I love to sing is in church whether in the choir or in the congregation. It is thrilling to lift my voice in praise with fellow believers. If all we do is sing at church though, we’ve missed the idea of this verse. I sing along to the radio in the car – yep, I’m one of those types you laugh about when you see them in the car. I sing in my mind throughout the day and sometimes the humming breaks out and I have to explain to students why I’m humming. I sing in sign language when I can’t sing out loud. I make up my own songs of praise throughout the day. As God’s people we have so much to sing about. We can sing out loud or sing in our own hearts and minds so that no one hears us. The key is not how well or how poorly we sing; the key is that we have such a great reason to sing. Our God is an amazing God and He continues to do great things. Let today be a day of singing and rejoicing to God!
Dear Lord, You are an amazing God. Thank You for the gift of music. Thank You that You are worthy of singing to and about. Today, let my life be a song of praise to You. Let me lift my heart and my voice exalting and praising Your name.