April 20, 2016

Read Psalm 95:1-6

One of the first things that I do upon arriving at church on a Sunday morning is to pick up a bulletin and worship guide. I have to admit, sometimes I sigh over the song selections. Out of the many songs we may sing on a Sunday morning, I certainly have my favorites…and my not-so-favorites. But do you know what? When I get into the service, I sing. Whether the songs are my most favorite or least favorite, I sing them anyway.

I sing them because it helps lead me into worship. While singing isn’t the only way to enter into God’s presence, it is undeniably a major way to turn our focus to Him. Singing brings me joy through worship. When I truly worship, I cannot keep from singing!

I sing them because singing helps me to remember God’s goodness to me. Singing has long been a way for people to remember things. While in school, for example, my kids sang songs to remember everything from the alphabet to the quadratic formula.

I sing them because we are commanded to sing to the Lord. Multiple psalms encourage and command us to sing to the Lord. Singing songs to Him is an act of obedience. I have no right to stand silently in church. I may not need to be in the choir, and I have no business holding a microphone on the praise team, but refusing to participate in singing is not an option.

Do you sing to the Lord?

One great way to weave worship into our daily lives is to fill it with music that helps focus our hearts on our great God.  Here is a Spotify playlist that has all the songs our worship team has led us through in the last month’s Sunday evening services to get you started. http://bit.ly/GBCPMThisMonth It’s updated weekly, so “follow” it to keep fresh worship music in your life.