- How often do you analyze the words you sing in worship?
- What are your thoughts about singing words that are not true to your life or your theology? Are you willing to sing even when your feelings or your preferred musical style do not match the song?
“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song” (Psalm 95:1-2).
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs” (Psalm 100:1-2, NIV).
“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them” (Acts 16:25, NIV).
“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts” (Colossians 3:16, NIV).
Try singing to the Lord in a non-corporate setting as part of your private time with God. The Psalms are a great place to start.