The importance of praising God through song
December 30, 2010
Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!
It was Billy Sunday who said we need to "Yank some of the groans out of (our) prayers and shove in some shouts." And of course, one of the most precious and beautiful ways to praise God is to sing the name of Jesus.
I'll tell you, I just love singing to the Lord. In fact, there are times I even make up songs. Now they're not fit for human consumption. In fact, they're not fit for anybody but the Lord! But I'll be driving down the road sometimes, just singing and praising God. It's great!
Now I realize that most of us aren't professional recording artists and many might not like to sing. But one clear truth we find in the Scripture is that God wants us to praise him with music.
Musical praise isn't just limited to those on stage with microphones. No, singing praises to God should be done by "everything that has breath!"
So next time you're driving down the road by yourself, turn the radio down and sing a few songs to the Lord. You'll be amazed how it feels to express your heart to your audience of one!
PRAISING GOD THROUGH MUSIC IS A COMMAND FOR EVERYONE. SO USE YOUR VOICE TO EXPRESS YOUR LOVE TO HIM!
MY GIFT TO YOU!
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