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. (New International Version 1984)- Psalm 95:1-2
This is a great verse! Psalm 95:1-2 is the first for those who understand the power of praise! Whether you can sing or not. Whether you are mute or able to shout to the heavens. Whether you speak with your mouth or your hands, Psalm 95:1-2 is here to encourage us to blast it out for our Creator!
For many years I ministered as part of a worship team and came to see and experience some of what is the true power of ministering to our Creator through the use of music and song and singing and thanksgiving and shouting for joy to the Lord.
Feeling down and out? Well, break out an old hymn, or whatever Christian song might be buried in your brain, and just start shouting it out to God. Hey, it may not make you feel any better, and it might even make you feel a bit goofy for doing so, but we do not sing, or play music, or sing songs for us... we do it because we are children of God!
[quote]Feeling down and out? Well, break out an old hymn, or whatever Christian song might be buried in your brain, and just start shouting it out to God.[/quote]
So many times in my life, God has used music to minister to me. When I was going through my cancer diagnosis, I remember how the song, "How Can I Keep From Singing" came on the radio. I cried so hard it was amazing I could keep on driving.
There are so many times, the enemy has thrown down his weapon and fled as I would begin to praise God in song. Turning our attention off of ourselves and onto God is exactly what praise does. It helps us to recognize who we are and who God is.