"Sing, sing a song. Make it simple to last your whole life long. Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear. Just sing, sing a song." These popular lyrics were sung by the Carpenters, Perry Como and Johnny Mathis to name a few.
I've had several bloggy friends point out to me that they often leave my blog singing or humming a tune. I do reference songs often. I love music! I am blessed with an uncanny ability to remember lyrics as well. Unfortunately, I am not blessed with the ability to carry a tune, which makes my lyric memory a bit of a moot point. Except I'm not shy, so I don't "worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear." I might even be a rock star at Vacation Bible School!
Lyrics speak to me in a certain way nothing else does. It evokes a feeling I can't explain. One of the reasons I love contemporary Christian music is the fact that many of the lyrics are taken right from scripture. Amy Grant's "Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path" comes right from Psalm 119:105. In Praise You Through the Storm, Casting Crowns sings "I lift my eyes onto the hills where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth " which is Psalm 121: 1, 2. "As the deer panteth for the water so my soul longeth after thee" - Psalm 42:1. Michael W. Smith: ‘Great Is The Lord’ is from Psalm 145:3. These are just a very few.
Sometimes in your prayer life, perhaps you need help in getting started. I encourage you to SING - sing a song! As Psalm 146:2 says "I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live." In the words of Rich Mullin "Sing your praise to the lord, Come on everybody, stand up and sing one more Hallelujah. Give your praise to the lord, I can never tell you, Just how much good...that its Gonna do ya."
Psalm 98:4 (KJV) says: "Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise." I guess my singing could be labeled as a loud and joyful noise. So, even if you can't carry a tune, join me in praising God! Don't worry if it's not good enough for anyone else to hear, just sing, sing a song!
Psalm 33:3 -- Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.
1 Corinthians 14:15 -- So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.
Colossians 3:16 -- Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.