Revelation 1; Nehemiah 1-2; Psalm 96
There is a power to music. It soothes the soul. It help us focus and clears our minds from distraction. It sets an atmosphere. Have you ever gone into a store that wasn’t playing some kind of music? Did you know that the style of music changes in some stores by the time of day in order to induce you to shop more? Music has power.
The longest book in the Bible, Psalms, is a music book. We are encouraged to sing throughout the book of Psalms. “Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.” (Psalm 96:1) As followers of Christ, our songs should ultimately focus on God. Our songs should reflect our joy and our sadness; they should be songs of praise or lamentation. They should express our emotions and sometimes they should help us change our emotions.
While we sing the songs of praise we hear on the radio or learned in church, we should also sing new songs to God. Songs that reflect what we are going through. Songs that reflect our circumstances. Turn your prayers into songs. If you think about it, many of the Psalms are prayers that the people sing. Don’t worry about your voice – no one else has to hear. Sing your new songs in the car and people will just think you’re singing along with the radio.
The call from God is to sing to Him. Take the time today to sing your feelings in a new song and don’t worry about what anyone else may think. God relishes the songs of His people.
Lord, I don’t always feel like singing but You always enjoy hearing my songs. Let me sing to You in a new and special way today. Let my praises be pleasing in Your ears.