…but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord… Ephesians 5:18 & 19

organTwo weeks ago, while singing along with the congregational music in church, the Lord hit me with an idea.

{Don’t worry, it did not hurt. :)}

I usually try to pay attention to the words we are singing, even when it is the most familiar of hymns. I have never really stopped to think of just how many songs my brain has filed away from singing them for so many years, but it’s a LOT!

If you have been faithful to church for several years, you probably have quite the collection too.

But do you SPEAK TO YOURSELF with these words? hymns and spiritual songs….

Do you know any verses of Psalms that bring comfort or encouragement to your soul?

Do you recite them to yourself in times of stress or discouragement?

I have come to realize that more than venting to a friend {which I do on occasion}, finding a song to sing can change my attitude when changing my situation is not an option-even more than “bringing it to the Lord in prayer.”

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Now, do not get me wrong. Praying about our problems or difficult situations SHOULD ALWAYS be our first response… but sometimes, instead of just venting to the Lord [to prevent venting to people], maybe we should ask Him to bring a song to mind that we can sing and meditate on the truths.

So, the idea the Lord gave me? piano

Consciously allow Him to really speak to me through a song in the services each Sunday… morning or evening, congregational or special music… and let you know!

Like I said, He gave me this idea 2 weeks ago! So, I have some catching up to do.

He HAS spoken to me through the music…

one day at a time…

 

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