Sing, Sing, Sing!

I love music. I love to sing. I really love to sing songs about God. Singing is about using my voice to make sounds of melodies and string together sentences in a melody.  I’ve enjoyed singing since I was a young kid in Kentucky. My parents loved singing. I’ve grown up with music and singing for as long as I can remember.

I think music and singing go together like a hand in a glove. Music doesn’t always need to be sung and singing doesn’t always need music. However, together they are amazingly simple – yet complex.  The Psalms are often a song just waiting to be sung. The Psalm I came across today is one of those ready to be put big music and played for God. Check this out…

1 Sing to the Lord a new song;
       sing to the Lord, all the earth.
 2 Sing to the Lord and praise his name;
       every day tell how he saves us.
 3 Tell the nations of his glory;
       tell all peoples the miracles he does,
 4 because the Lord is great; he should be praised at all times.
       He should be honored more than all the gods,
 5 because all the gods of the nations are only idols,
       but the Lord made the heavens.
 6 The Lord has glory and majesty;
       he has power and beauty in his Temple. (Psalm 96:1-6 NCV)

I’ve decided that singing doesn’t always need words. Sometimes singing might be simply sounds that come from within the heart. I know that when I’ve been deeply troubled in spirit, a song is not the first thing I think of. I do find a way to sing, even though it may sound a little “blues like”. I also believe that songs are a way to express deep thoughts of the soul. I often wish I could write songs that come from deep within my heart.

Today I’m thankful for the gift of music. I’m grateful that I get to express my love for God by playing songs on my guitar. I’m also grateful for the opportunity to simply sing a line from scripture that goes from my heart to His.  God is the Creator of music and I believe He loves it when I use music to express my love for Him!

Pressing On!

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