Exalting with Music

music-clipart-music-notes-Clip-artSing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!  1 Chronicles 16:9-10 (NKJV)

Oh, wonderful music for worshiping our Savior!  How I love to attend church on Sunday and be filled with music from our worship team.  God bless this talented group who rehearse all week just to bless us on Sundays (and the AV team who blends all their sounds just right).  I’ve found that if I miss a Sunday, I miss having those songs in my head during the week, songs that help me praise Jesus.

If you are looking for ways to praise Jesus today, how about singing Him one of your favorite hymns?  Or write the song in your prayer journal as you hum along.  Jesus knows your heart and hears these songs and prayers.  We can even continue the music as we wash dishes, vacuum the floor, switch the laundry, change a diaper, or drive our commute.

What are some recent songs that stuck in my head from church?  One Sunday, our son was invited to play piano at his piano teacher’s church.  There we sang a lovely tune about being an offering…

“We lift our voices, we lift our hands, we lift our lives up to You, we are an offering.  Lord, use our voices, Lord, use our hands, Lord, use our lives, they are yours, we are an offering.  We are an offering.” (by Dwight Liles and sung by Chris Christian).

Following this inspiring tune, we headed over to our regular church where we sang the beautiful hymn, “It is Well with My Soul.” (written by Horatio Spafford with music by Philip Bliss). So, all week I was singing in my head, “We lift our voices, we lift our hands…It is well with my soul!”

Today’s TEA CUPP:  Make a point to attend worship this Sunday.  Be filled with the music to sing to Jesus during the week.  Journal songs to exalt Jesus in your prayer journal.  Sing while you work. Let your heart call out in praise to Him!

 Indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying:

“For He is good,
For His mercy endures forever,”

that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud. 2 Chronicles 5:13 (NKJV)

Sing praises to God, sing praises!
Sing praises to our King, sing praises!  Psalm 47:6 (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.


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