This Past Sunday I had to sing for church.
This article I read a day after.
I must say the timing was perfect.
Though my voice isn’t the greatest, I do enjoy singing for the Lord.
The song I chose was a song which meant alot to me.
It was a spanish Song entitled Adonai.
In Hebrew Adonai means Lord.
the Song Roughly Translates,
Oh ADONAI, Oh ADONAI,
God of the Universe, Lord of allcreations.
The heavens, shout out the lords Glory, the people today shall adore you, for all the marvels that you have done in our lives, Oh Adonai
Its a short song, very powerful, meaningful and straight to the Point.
I know I have much to be grateful for the marvels God has done in my life, so why not sing a song that says just that. I wasn’t nervous like I usually am when I get to the pulpit. I knew god was in total control. I love my lord and savior and am eternally grateful beyond words or songs could ever describe.
The artilce i read is below: it discusses the authors joy in singing to the lord. It describes that bond and connection one gets when singing to the lord. The link is above incase you would like to go to their site, but this was a good read. Worth sharing.
August 21 2017
A BfA staff member shares his experience of singing to the Lord.
In my everyday Christian life I really enjoy praying to the Lord, calling
on His name, and speaking about Him to others. All these things give me a
way to contact the Lord Jesus throughout my day and enjoy His presence.
But one of my favorite ways to touch the Lord is by singing to Him with
my spirit. The apostle Paul wrote about singing in 1 Corinthians 14:15:
“I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing also with the mind.”
and the means for me to contact and worship Christ, exercising my
spirit to sing really brings me into the enjoyment of the Lord.
Singing in the morning
I particularly enjoy singing to the Lord in the morning. Sometimes as I’m
getting ready, a song pops into my head, and I start singing it to
touch the Lord as I go about my routine. Recently, I’ve sung one song in
particular quite often (hear the music at hymnal.net):
“Therefore with joy shall ye draw water
Out of the wells of salvation.
And in that day shall ye say,
Praise the Lord.
Call upon His name,
Declare His doings among the people,
Make mention that His name is exalted.
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion
For great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.”
At first it seemed a little awkward to sing aloud like this, especially if
other people could possibly hear me. But I’ve found it’s such a great
way to contact the Lord that now I can’t stop!
Singing to the Lord in the morning is so enjoyable because it’s one of the six ways we can drink Christ as the living water
revealed in Isaiah 12. By singing to the Lord in the mornings I “draw
water with rejoicing from the springs of salvation” (v. 3)! And verse 5
“Sing psalms to Jehovah, for He has done something majestic!”
For me, the mornings are a critical time to draw water from the wells of
salvation. Whether I take a drink or not impacts how the rest of my day
goes. I rarely jump out of bed the minute I wake up, and I’m usually
groggy and spiritually dry first thing in the morning. Because I haven’t
called on the Lord or prayed all night long, I need to contact Him in the morning to be
spiritually revived for the day. The easiest way I’ve found to do this
when I’m still struggling with just being awake is to open my mouth to
sing to Him.
What Isaiah 12 talks about is really true. When I sing to the Lord at the
very beginning of my day, I draw from the wells of salvation and take a
good, refreshing drink of the living water. I’m revived and strengthened
to live in my spirit throughout the rest of the day.
Singing and psalming to the Lord anytime, anywhere
While I love to sing to the Lord in the mornings, I’m so glad I can turn my
heart to the Lord by singing to Him at any time. I’ve found that singing
to the Lord during the day helps me maintain the flow of the divine
life within. In various circumstances throughout the day, I might begin
to feel dry, down, or empty. When that happens, though, I often just
sing to the Lord to touch Him in a fresh way. I can testify that the
Lord has been so real to me at those times.
One particular place I like to sing is in my car. Sometimes instead of
turning on the radio, I take the time to sing some songs or hymns to the
Lord. These are such sweet, personal times with the Lord, and every
time I get refreshed and revived. Sometimes the Lord also leads me to
call on Him or to pray. I might end up praying for someone I know, or I
might confess something I sense the Lord is speaking to me about.
Instead of wasting the time in my car, I’m enlivened when I take
advantage of the privacy to turn my heart back to the Lord.
Try it and see
The psalmists knew firsthand how enjoyable it is to sing to the Lord, as we can see in Psalms 104:33:
“I will sing to Jehovah while I live; I will sing psalms to my God while I yet have being.”
If you haven’t experienced singing to the Lord this way, I hope you’ll
give it a try! While it’s wonderful to sing psalms and hymns in groups
with other believers, it’s also so personal, sweet, and refreshing to
sing to the Lord with your spirit at other times during your day. Once
you experience how sweet it is to touch the Lord by singing to Him,
you’ll find yourself doing it more and more. May we all sing to Jehovah
while we live, and sing psalms to Him while we still have breath!
For more on the benefits of singing to the Lord, you can read this post on 5 Marvelous Benefits of Singing to the Lord in Our Daily Life.
We’d love to hear about your experience of singing to the Lord. If this is
something you personally enjoy, please leave a comment to share your
experience and to encourage anyone who’s thinking about trying it for
God what a wonderful article you have sent for me to read.
Father God I thank you for your marvels. Shall we continue to praise you in song and worship, for you ar worthy. God I thank you for all that you do. I am not worthy of your kindness for I sin daily. I rebuke my sins and repent. I am grateful to sing your praises for all that you do for me.
"Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you."
(Isaiah 60:1, NKJV)
The Glory of the Lord has risen within you. The glory of the lord gives us the strength to rise and shine the light the lords has given us.
We all have gifts/ talents that were given to us by his good grace. These gifts and talents were given to us for us to grow and use in his glory. They are provided to us so that we can rise up from our circumstance in the flesh. They were given to us so that we can shine in his holy light. It is when we put god first in all of our endeavors, it is when we properly glorify his name, it is when we give him due praise for our success and talents that we can shine like beacons of light in his name.
We shall and can rise up. We shall and can shine bright and let his glory manifest among us. His glory is already with us. All we have to do is wake up, look for it, rise up and we shall shine and be of blessings. We don't have to look far. We don't have to travel the world to find ourselves, we have to search within. We need to look in the depths of our soul, the depths of our hearts. We need to see from within to see what God wants from all of us.
Did you know that the word “glory” in the original language indicates that God’s favor, blessing and splendor is on you in a heavy way.
He has filled us with so much of his glory that it weighs us, its there, in searching for it you shouldn't have to search far, it's there.
Please know that your time is now. It is time to shine bright. It's time to rise. Let that sink in. Let this marinate in your spirit. His glory is with you. It's time to ride and shine because of his glory.
Thank you father for your glory. Thank you for letting your glorify marinate and manifest within me. Thank you for allowing me to rise, so that I may shine. Lord I know I shine because your glory is within me, you placed it there. Many may not realize this my lord. Many may not realize that your glory is with them. I pray for them dear lord, I pray for them dear lord that they may see your glory within them so they too can rise and shine. Amen.
This is an open letter to my cousin whom is having a destination wedding.
I was unable to go due to timing. My sister just had a baby, as mentioned in prior posts she's a special needs. She is doing well, but I would've felt better being able to be there for her, with her during this new transition in her life.
Juny I don't say it often but I love you…. my first brother, my twin. For many years my other half. I want to congratulate you on your upcoming nuptials. May this day go smooth, may you and your bride be blessed beyond belief, may God our father anoint this union while you say your vows. I pray for your health, years of happiness, longevity, wisdom, strength, endurance, may your love and passion for one another always remain.
Mark 10:9: “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."
I pray that you both weather the storm, for there will be good days and there will be bad days, but trust in God, keep faith in God, keep hope in God to ride out the storms to come. Both of you Remember always marriage isn't a one way street, two people, joined together to become one, it's a 50/50. There may be times one or the other have to meet at the half way point. Always stay united.
Ephesians 4:2-3: “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."
Love one another with all your night, remind each other often day it, display it, always keep an open Chanel of communication.
Ephesians 5:25: “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her."
But tell your bride that I said to love you just the same, love your husband the way Christ loves his church.
Remember to always be supportive of one another. Be each other's rocks. Be each other's support system.
Ecclesiastes 4:12: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
As I mentioned before you will have storms (later vs sooner). Always love each other even in the storm. Always talk it out, never go to bed angry at one another, as I said earlier always communicate.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."
1 Peter 4:8: “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."
Nothing breaks my heart more than not being able to go to witness this big day for you. Nothing breaks my heart more than not being with my family during this time. I will be there in spirit covering you with blessings. I will be fasting and praying for you and your wife. May god bless you always.
I love you June.
Father God I ask that you cover this union in prayers. May they heed the advices of marriages others provide. May they always put you first my lord, may they always love and honor one another. Lord I ask you to bless them, protect them, let the Holy Spirit manifest in them so that he can guide their every step. I rebuke negativity and Harm in the name of Jesus. May their union be of a blessing, of love and success in their celebrations. In the name of the father, the son and the Holy Spirit Amen.