Singing As Worship

Greetings everyone,
Snow has fallen in Ericson. It is not heavy, just pretty. A picture of the purity of our Creator.

Today’s topic is singing. Specifically, singing as worship. Singing as a means of worship is spoken of many places in the Bible, and God’s people are encouraged to “sing a new song to the Lord.” Even so, occasionally, I see people in a worship service who don’t sing. Some will tell me they aren’t good singers, although they would admit to liking music. I personally believe that God is more concerned with our willingness to lift our voices in praise to Him, than he is with the quality of our voices.

The following words are from a blog written by a worship leader I know:
“The prophet Zephaniah wrote, “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing” (Zeph 3:17).

When we can’t find adequate words to express our thanks, Jesus as our worship leader sings with us. He said, “I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises” (Heb. 2:12).

For some of us, there may be a time when the circumstances of life actually discourage us from being able to verbalize our thanks. Since the Father is singing over us and Jesus is singing with us we can rest in the realization that we are not alone. With that assurance and encouragement how can we keep from singing?

My life flows on in endless song; Amid earth’s lamentation,
I hear the sweet, tho’ far-off hymn That hails a new creation;
Thro’ all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul, How can I keep from singing? ” (Dr. David Manner)

When Moses tried to excuse himself from speaking to Pharaoh, God said, “who makes mans mouth?” If God gave you a voice, don’t you think he would expect that you would use it to sing his praises? I encourage you, when you attend church next Sunday, whether you feel you are capable or not, to raise your voice in worshipful song to the Lord. I know you will be blessed.

Singing praises,

Pastor Jerry

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Faye Smith on February 24, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    That really hits home for me, Jerry. Sometimes I can’t remember a word the minister said, but I might have one of the choruses running through my head all week long.


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