Friday, January 21, 2011

Sing Your Praise to the Lord!

Good Morning~

I hope you have all enjoyed your week, and are ready for the weekend! Remember when we first started sharing about ways to please God?  Well, we read that worship was not only done with singing.  Well, now it's time to read a bit about singing as a form of worship!  And there are many Scriptures telling us about it.  Today's post includes several of them.  Enjoy!

"O sing unto the Lord a new song; sing unto the Lord, all the earth."
Psalm 96:1

"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." Psalm 90:14

I continue to be ill, and extremely exhausted, and have only made one card in the past week.  I hope to be able to play in my art-room this weekend!

Today we will read about:
  •  Psalm 150:1-6,71:22-23, Psalm 96:1, Psalm 90:14,
  •  Psalm 92:1, Psalm 94:4-5
  •  Dr. Jack Graham's Column Power Point "The Importance of Praising God Through Song"  (shared with permission by Power Point.)
"I will praise You with the harp for your faithfulness. O my God;  I will sing praise to You with the lyre.  O Holy One of Israel.  My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to You---I, whom you have redeemed. " Psalm 71:22-23

The Importance of Praising God Through Song             Dr. Jack Graham 
Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens! Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with lute and harp! Praise Him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with strings and pipe! Praise Him with sounding cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD! Psalm 150:1-6

It was Billy Sunday who said we need to "Yank some of the groans out of (our) prayers and shove in some shouts." And of course, one of the most precious and beautiful ways to praise God is to sing the name of Jesus.

I'll tell you, I just love singing to the Lord. In fact, there are times I even make up songs. Now they're not fit for human consumption. In fact, they're not fit for anybody but the Lord! But I'll be driving down the road sometimes, just singing and praising God. It's great!

Now I realize that most of us aren't professional recording artists and many might not like to sing. But one clear truth we find in the Scripture is that God wants us to praise him with music.

Musical praise isn't just limited to those on stage with microphones. No, singing praises to God should be done by "everything that has breath!"

So next time you're driving down the road by yourself, turn the radio down and sing a few songs to the Lord. You'll be amazed how it feels to express your heart to your audience of one!


"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name.   O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.  For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy."  Psalm 92:1-4

May you have a wonderful and blessed weekend!  I pray that you will sing praise all through your day.  I pray that you will notice the many things for which we can offer praise to the Lord.  Open your eyes. Look around.  Praise Him for anything and everything.  That's what we are here for.  To praise Him (through our life's actions.) 

"Make a joyful noise to the Lord, and all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!  Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the wound of melody!"  Psalm 94:4-5

He IS Able,
Traci S.


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  2. Hi Traci,
    So true! David certainly is a great example of the kind of full joyous praise brings God glory! I'm so sorry You are STILL sick!!! I hope you are seeing a Dr about this!!! I wanted to thank you for the phone call on my bd too! I had such a full day... and in fact the entire week has been a celebration with lunch dates, coffee dates, dinner dates, kids here, meeting friends... etc. I have had a wonderful entire week but didn't want you to think I didn't get your message! Thank you for your sweet words and don't even think about trying to make a card! You're too sick! Just get well!


  3. Great section of copy I must say. Well written and beneficial, cheers!


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