Sing to the Lord

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“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” – Psalm 95:2, NIV

Music is a wonderful way to praise God.  You don’t need to take music lessons or join a choir or orchestra.

You can just put on some music and sing along.  Free music is on the radio or through apps on your phone or if you are a SiriusXM subscriber, check out Kirk Franklin’s Praise channel (currently channel 64) or the Message (channel 63).  Don’t get self-conscious.  Get into the music and if that means you become a champion air guitarist or hot air drummer then so be it.  God welcomes our excitement in the middle of praise!

Why not create a playlist or mix CD for a friend going through tough times?  Choose songs with positive and encouraging messages like Another way to use music to praise God is to create a playlist or mix CD for a friend going through a hard time. Choose songs with positive and encouraging messages that will uplift your friend like Rachel Platten’s Fight Song or Brave by Sara Bareilles.

Maybe you’d like to try your hand at writing your own music.  King David is believed to have written a large part of the book of Psalms and one of the most well-known songwriters of Biblical times.  He wrote about every human emotion from despair to victory.

Lord,  thank You for the gift of music! Please Lord, help me to use it to encourage myself and those around me. Let every song I sing, share, or write be an offering back to You.

 

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