How I Enjoy Singing to the Lord
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.”
I of course need to use my mind when singing to the Lord, but this verse shows that I can sing to the Lord with my spirit also. Since my spirit is my deepest part
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.