Ephesians 5:19-20: “Singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

What is so special about singing?

Well, I believe, that’s how music started. Our voice is the first instrument given to us for free. Everybody has a different voice. Voice recognition systems bank on that. Singing to the Lord is adding our fingerprint to the mix. All over the world people pray. All over the world people sing. Join the choir of angels. The song sung to the Lord exceeds radio waves. It goes out into the universe and touches the heart of our Creator. That’s the best reason to do it. And in nature, I’m sure, our creation silently sings too – or maybe not so silently if we think of the lion’s roar or some very loud birds. Some voices actually may sound a bit obnoxious. Not to worry – praise from the heart always sounds sweet in the Lord’s ears.

Silent praise is another beautiful gift. It’s the gratitude we feel in our hearts. “Have I told you lately that I love you?” – a song by Van Morrison – beautifully illustrates voicing a silent praise that has been ongoing in the heart of the lover. It’s good to voice your love from time to time, but silent praise, which is the devotion we feel, precedes our declaration of love. A devoted heart is the seedbed of praise.

Have you told Him lately that you love Him? How about putting that in a song?

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