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Singing

Posted: March 31, 2019 in belief, life, music, religion
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When you hear someone singing does it make you feel happy. People often sing when they feel happy. For example a child singing a tune to themselves as they play; or an adult singing their favourite songs in the shower.

If this is true, shouldn’t we all be singing about Jesus all the time because Jesus makes us happy?

 

Pretend it’s time for a talent show just now, and you have to tell the organiser what your talents are, what do you tell them?

talentNow don’t try to claim you have no talents, because we all have talents – Some people may have talents which are more obvious than others, but that doesn’t make the less obvious talents any less important, so have another think about what talents you may have. In case you’re still struggling, here’s a few things that some people are good at that may be considered a talent, just to get you thinking…

  • Singing
  • Writing music
  • Listening
  • Playing a musical instrument
  • Playing a particular sport
  • Encouraging and supporting others
  • Acting
  • Prayer

As you can see from my list of examples above, not all talents are necessarily obvious ones, so did you identify your talents?

 

Give God all the praise!

Is God worthy of our praise? Is He worth of all our glory?

Yes and yes!

We can never repay God for all He does for us each and every day. Have you ever even stopped each day to consider all the blessings He has given you during the day – I know I don’t do this nearly as often as I should. But we really should think more about all God does for us. How can we ever hope to repay Him for all He does for us if we don’t even acknowledge all He does for us.

God is amazing. God is more than worthy of our praise!

Give You Glory by Jeremy Camp

We have raised a thousand voices
Just to lift Your holy name
And we will raise thousands more
To sing of Your beauty in this place
Well none can even fathom
No not one define Your worth
As we marvel in Your presence
To the ends of the earth.

We give You glory,
Lifting up our hands and singing holy,
You alone are worthy
We just want to touch Your heart, Lord, touch Your heart
Glory, lifting up our voice and singing holy,
You alone are worthy
We just want to touch Your heart, Lord, touch Your heart

As we fall down before You
With our willing hearts we seek
In the greatness of Your glory
It’s so hard to even speak
There is nothing we can offer
No nothing can repay
So we give You all our praises
And lift our voice to sing

We give You glory,
Lifting up our hands and singing holy,
You alone are worthy
We just want to touch Your heart, Lord, touch Your heart
Glory, lifting up our voice and singing holy,
You alone are worthy
We just want to touch Your heart, Lord, touch Your heart

Our hope is drenched in You
Our faith has been renewed
We trust in Your every word
Nothing else can even measure up to You.

We give You glory,
Lifting up our hands and singing holy,
You alone are worthy
We just want to touch Your heart, Lord, touch Your heart
Glory, lifting up our voice and singing holy,
You alone are worthy
We just want to touch Your heart, Lord, touch Your heart

Is God part of your life?

If He is, reaffirm your faith and your beliefs as you watch and listen the following video.

If however God is not part of your life…watch and listen to the following video with an open mind, and more importantly, an open heart!

Here In My Life by Hillsong

Come join the song, lift your voice
As heaven and earth give praise
Fall to your knees, at the feet
Of the Son of The One True God
Turn from old ways, lift your eyes
For the kingdom of God is here
Open your heart, offer all
For Jesus Christ is here
Oh now

We have found our hope
We have found our peace
We have found our rest
In the One who Loves
He will light the way
He will lead us home
As we offer all
To the One who saves us

Call on the Name, that is hope
Jesus the Son of God
Lord over all, He is good
And His mercy endures
Always

His love endures
Forever His love endures
Forever His love endures
Forever and ever

Don’t Just Sing

Posted: August 15, 2010 in religion
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Picture the scene…

You’re sitting in church.
The leader says your going to “join together and sing” song number x.
The introduction is played.
You stand.
You sing the word of the song.
The song finishes you sit down.
The service continues.
You maybe sing two or three more songs, and go through the same steps as those above each time.

Now think back to a time you were in the above situation…when you were singing those songs, how much attention were you actually paying to the words you were singing?

If I’m honest, I am very guilty of not thinking about what I’m actually singing! I’d say I’m particularly prone to doing this when we sing songs I know well so don’t need to keep looking at the words, or checking the next line of the song.

Is this what God wants? I doubt it! We shouldn’t sing songs praising God, or asking for God’s help etc without actually meaning and believing what we are singing. Maybe if we are not feeling lie we can praise God, or believe he can help us we shouldn’t insult God by singing those words as if we believe them.

Sing to God, but do it from your heart believing what you’re singing. Don’t sing just because you feel you should, put your heart and soul into it!

Lord, keep us from just singing, and move us into action!

God of Justice by Tim Hughes

God of Justice, Saviour to all
Came to rescue the weak and the poor
Chose to serve and not be served

Jesus, You have called us
Freely we’ve received
Now freely we will give

We must go live to feed the hungry
Stand beside the broken
We must go
Stepping forward keep us from just singing
Move us into action

We must go

To act justly everyday
Loving mercy in every way
Walking humbly before You God

You have shown us, what You require
Freely we’ve received
Now freely we will give

Fill us up and send us out
Fill us up and send us out
Fill us up and send us out Lord