Have you ever noticed how singing songs of praises to God puts you in a better mood? Have you ever felt really low and a song of praise comes on the radio and you started to sing along and it shifted your entire mood? What about those days when you feel really low and you saturated yourself in worship. This can either be at home or in a worship service and as you begin to worship, the atmosphere of the presence of God washes over you. Burdens are lifted, yokes are destroyed and you feel completely refreshed and revived. Singing is one of the creative forms of expressions which is a channel for us to express our deepest emotions.
There are things that can be translated in a song that we would find hard to express in words. Before my Dad retired, I considered him a ‘singing preacher’ who would break out into singing in the middle of his sermons. His singing made his sermons ever so interesting. For those of us who know him well, we know that he truly loves music and there are ways that he can convey some emotions easier through a song. Paul said that we should, “address one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with our hearts”(Ephesians 5:19).
One of the most notable worshippers and musicians in the bible was David. “My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being”
(Psalm 108:1)! David was so skilled and anointed on his instrument that he was summoned to play for the King. “And whenever the harmful spirit from God was upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand. So Saul was refreshed and was well, and the harmful spirit departed from him” (1 Samuel 16:23).
Today I encourage you to sing a song of praise and thanksgiving unto God. Worship God from the very depths of your soul and with your spirit bless his holy name. God is great and worthy of all our praises. “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created” (Revelation 4:11).