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Why did God give us music?

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Colossians  3:16 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.

Psalms 71:23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you– I whom you have delivered.

James 5:13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.

Ephesians 5:19  speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,

Psalm 150:1-6

  Praise the Lord.

Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
    praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
    praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
    praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
    praise him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

There are many scriptures about singing and music in the bible.

I love music so much.  Music is very powerful!!!  Remember how people have reacted to music with Elvis, the Beatles, and Michael Jackson…etc.  People went into frenzies because of their music.  I have reacted in dramatic ways because of certain forms of music.  Growing up I was moved by sounds coming from Motown’s artist and from show tunes, hymns and classical music.  But there are two forms of music that brings me to massive tears sometimes….and that is gospel, Christian, and classical music.

Sometimes just the music moves me and other times it’s the words combined with the music.  There is one song however that just brings me to massive tears that can last for hours and it’s a song called None but the righteous by Bishop Paul S Morton Sr.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV2DEjQIkyI  This song may not affect you that way because everybody has their own personal sensitive spot in their heart and soul.  But this song makes me think how blessed I am to be saved and the singer vamps…”I can’t wait to see His face and ask this question “don’t you want to see Him?”  Sometimes I play this song before I pray and it makes me go into very deep intercession for souls.  Sometimes I play it when I want to just worship the Lord and I cry and tell Him how I can’t wait to see Him.

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There are times in church that singing songs of praise will make the tears fall from my eyes.  Sometimes when I sing I cry from a great connection and anointing with the music.  Yes music is an incredible mystery that’s a gift from God.  I’ve even heard music from the Lord in my prayer time.  It has only happened once… but was so powerful that I never forget it.  I can’t even describe it to you except to say it was…”powerful” and yet it’s probably something God allowed me to hear just for me because I was seeking Him so and it may not actually be heavens music.

Why did God give us music and why is it important in our worship?

Music can touch the soul in a way that is unique and mysterious.  God created it and connected it to our senses and emotions.  When we praise God through this form of worship…A unique connection is made between us and the creator and we bond through our heart, mind, soul and emotions.  At that moment there is no one if front of God in our lives!!!  All our focus is on Him and Him alone.  And in return….He is connected to us as He inhabits our praise because we drew Him in with our adoration and worship.  When I sing…for me it’s the same thing as my prayer times because I’m so connected to Him.  Sometimes after I sing a solo in church…I’m so in my spiritual zone that I have to excuse myself and go next door to another room in my church just to… be still my heart.

I could write pages on what music does to me and how we worship the Lord through it but I hope I’ve given you a little insight on music and God.

Singing to the Lord:

  1. Helps me focus on God.
  2. Heals my body and soul.
  3. Diminishes my trouble.  
  4. Makes me happy.
  5. Sends a clear message to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit that I’m grateful everything they have, are doing and will do for me.
  6. Let’s God take notice of me because I calling His name.
  7. Let’s God know how exalted He is in my life.

Music comes from your heart…you don’t even have to have a good singing voice….you can even be deaf.  You can use sign language to sing.  What really matters is… who your praise are directed at and the source of your praise which is your heart and soul.  The Holy Spirit is the BEST music instructor and teacher.  Ask Him to help you.

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If your church sings hymns…sing them from the depths of your heart and don’t just sing page 465 because you are instructed in the bulletin to do so.  My best advice is to sing when you are alone with God!!!!  Sing the song “Holy Holy Holy”.  You can even let the Holy Spirit help you to make up words and music to a song…and you will be shocked at this incredible experience.  Make up a song  about telling God you love Him.  You will be so blessed.  This blog is getting really long so I better try to stop here!  Sing…make music to the Lord all ye saint’s of God!!!!

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Our “Sacrifice of Praise” to God

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Hebrews 13:15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that confess his name.

This morning as I sought the Lord on what to write today I clearly heard….. “Sacrifice of praise”. I know as a Christian that we are supposed to do this.

As a parent I praised my children when they did something good. As a wife I have praised my husband in many areas of His life…like his work on his job, his preaching and teaching and for when he completes a honey do project….that gets my highest praise LOL! How do I praise my family? I give them praise from my lips…I speak the praise….I say…”you’re did a great job”.

Have you ever watched the Emmys, the Oscars or the Grammy awards? If you have…  you’ve seen people getting a lot of praise for their accomplishments. They will give the stars praise in their speaking and in music and theatrical numbers.

People praise their dogs a lot too. They’ll say things like….good girl…good boy… and then pat them in praise.
Have you ever heard how sports enthusiasts praise their teams? They will go all out and do some of the craziest, loudest and wildest things I’ve ever seen. There are sports radio and TV stations that give you sports 24 hours a day… continually praising athlete’s and sports teams.

This is how we humans praise the people and things we love and look up to.

"I praise You God"

We are told in the above scripture verse to continually offer praise to our God through Jesus. Because of Jesus Christ sacrifice on the cross we can now praise God directly with the fruit of our lips. We don’t need animal sacrifice or special dietary things to praise God with…we can through Jesus praise Him all the time.

I feel I don’t praise God enough. There are times I forget to, I’m too tired to or I’m too busy to. There are times in praising God in Church that I’m not focused and I catch myself and I have to make my mind catch up with my lips. There are times I just go through the motions because it’s time to praise the Lord or somebody is coaching me to praise the Lord. I’m not happy admitting this to you all…but it’s the sad truth and that’s why I said I feel I don’t praise God enough.

Oh Lord... you are worthy of all my Praise

But on the other hand I have spent and do spend wonderful times of praise to God. Praising God is a little different from mentally loving God because it’s something you “do and say” with your mouth, it’s the verbal and physical (hand clapping, instrument s) act of loving God through praise. I can do this privately; with a group of other Christians such as in church or I can praise God with another person. I can speak, sing, dance or play an instrument of praise to God.

This praise should come from your mind, body and soul in an outward expression of adoration…not for show but in pure love for God through Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will help you to praise God…For me it’s like this…….Have you ever seen and family at a parade and the smallest child can’t see?….then the father lifts that child on his shoulders…..that’s what Jesus and the Holy Spirit do for me. They help me to see my Holy Father God so I can praise Him.

The fruit of my lips is my love and praise for my God and my goal is to do this …….continually….now and….forever!

Message for today: Don’t forget to give God the praise. Confess His name everywhere and do it all the time.

To God Be The Glory

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This morning I woke up and prayed for a message to give you like I always do and I fell back asleep. In my sleep I saw and heard myself singing this song in a church and all the people stood up towards the end and were giving God praise.   The words of the song is written out for you below. I just want to give the Lord all the Honor He deserves this morning…and always.  This song says all that is in my heart……….

My Tribute

How can I say thanks
For the things you have done for me
Things so undeserved
Yet You gave to prove your love for me
The voices of a million angels
Could not express my gratitude
All that I am and ever hope to be
I owe it all to thee

To God be the glory, to God be the glory
To God be the glory,
For the things He has done
With His blood He has saved me
With His power He has raised me
To God be the glory,
For the things He has done

Just let me live my life
And let it be pleasing Lord to thee
And should I gain any praise
Let it go to Calvary

With His blood He has saved me
With His power He has raised me
To God be the glory
For the things He has done

To God be the glory, to God be the glory
To God be the glory,
For the things He has done
With His blood He has saved me
With His power He has raised me
To God be the glory,
For the things He has done

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iZm9__sJL8     Andrae Crouch singing My Tribute

 

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