Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:2
We frequently read in the psalms, that our response to the saving power and grace of God is to sing to him. It has been said that to sing praise to God is to pray twice. I personally believe this to be true. We all know the importance of quiet prayer, but I also believe that when we raise our voices up to our Lord in song, he hears us twice – he hears what is in our hearts as well as what is in our voices!
When we sing, we bless his name, and give him glory and honor! Our Lord and Savior comes to us with the blessings of goodness. We are all sinners, and praise God; he is there for us and by the grace of God we are saved. We should all be praising God every morning and every night for the assurance that he has provided salvation for us from sin and death. And, what better way to do that than by lifting our voices up to God and blessing his holy name?
It is a given fact that many people only like one style of Christian music, but the music tells a story that reflects the relationship that people of different cultures and ages have with God. Thus, it is important to be sensitive to different types of Christian music and show enthusiasm for the various ways to express and bless his Holy name and to tell of his salvation. I added this paragraph because in all honesty at one point in my life I only liked, and I only sang, one certain type of Christian song. Through the years, I have been exposed to different types of Christian music – contemporary, lite-rock hymns, etc., and I have come to appreciate the beauty of all music that praises and blesses God. Listen to the music; the messages are there for all to hear and appreciate.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of music so that we can bless your holy name and we pray that you will help us take advantage of every opportunity to tell of your salvation. Amen