Everybody sings wether they will admit it or not. Some only in the shower and others wherever they are. I used to love singing while driving in my car. I’d sing at the top of my lungs. I’d get a lot of strange loooks, but I didn’t care. My first love I had when I was a teenager became known as the singing bus driver here in Montreal. She has even appeared on the news a few times. I remember hearing how her dad had shot and killed her mom. How did she face this tragedy? By singing and turning to God.
The Bible in Genesis 1:26 tells us that we were created in God’s image and because of that, many of us do the same things He does. One of those things He does is sing. Zephaniah 3:17 says, "For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song." and Psalm 42:8a says; "The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me." So we sing because He sings. Many of the songs we sing today have been inspired by The Holy Spirit who is God.
Singing has a therapeutic effect on our health and bodies. It releases emotions that are sometimes bottled up within. Singing a song of praise to God will always lift your spirit as it opens you up to be ministered to by God’s Spirit. David was a man who faced a lot of sorrow in his life and how did he face it? He sang praises to God. In Psalm 27:6 he wrote; "And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD." He refused to let his problems overwhelm him and chose to sing to his Maker and because of that he was lifted above his circumstances.
The Bible tells us to sing and to sing with joy. Psalm 33:3 says; "Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy." and Psalm 98:4, "Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises." So sing my friends, sing with all your hearts. Give praise to the Lord Jesus Christ as loud and as joyfully as you can. You were created to do this and it is pleasing to our Father.
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