It would seem simple enough...to direct our singing to the Lord, yes?
But how easy is this for us?
I remember learning once the difference between simple and easy.
Have you heard of this? Have you heard about the difference between simple and easy. Some tasks are really very simple in theory, but to accomplish and fulfill to completion some tasks are not so easy.
Here's an example: the idea of building a successful business is simple. It's as simple as talking to people about your product or service. When you find the people looking for what you have to offer the product or service sells itself. Simple? yes! Easy? well....maybe not.
Who are You Singing to?
I am a singer. I sing everyday. I have been singing every day since 1992.
Sometimes, I find that I am singing to myself. I have sung to others including church members, pastors, evangelists and leaders. I have sung to my peers, other worship leaders and musicians. I have sung to my family and all types of people in assisted living homes, coffee shops, public events, and a long time ago even a few restaurants and bars.
I have even sung to circumstances and emotions, I have to to my problems, to conflict, confusion and unrest.
But, how often do I sing to the Lord?
How often do you sing to the Lord?
SING ....to THE Lord.
Sing to, not about
In the Bible, there are several scriptures which outright command (imperatively) the reader and hearer to sing to the Lord. Psalm 96 of those scriptural commands. This means at times our singing should be done to the Lord. At these times we need to intentionally direct our song to the Lord.
Although there are times when we are encouraged to sing to one another, we have to make sure we sing TO The Lord.
Although there re times when we are encouraged to sing about all that the Lord has done, we must make sure we make the time to sing TO The Lord.
In order to sing TO someone, it makes sense to me that you would need to be in that persons presence.
If I want to talk with my wife, I need to need to get her attention. I've got to call her, text her...direct my attention to her. If it is important, I need to talk with here face to face. This is the best. better than phone, facetime, skype, or IM.
I believe one of the reason we are to sing to The Lord is because he sings over us. The Lord sings over you if you belong to him. IN your midst, He lifts his voice as mighty warrior and sings over you with joy!
According to the Prophet Zephaniah, it appears The Lords song over you is sung from a place of total victory. Total victory bears the fruit of peace. This peace, which transcends all natural reasoning and understanding, produces joy. God, the Lord, sings over you from your midst with Joy. From a place of power and victory, The King of the universe sings over you so sing to him. Sing to Him a NEW song!!!
Pray with me:
Father of all that is living and good, may I be reminded of your faithfulness. May a new song rise from my heart of appreciation and gratitude. With thanksgiving may I be granted access to your presence and holy throne. By the blood of the sacrificial lamb of God, I will enter into the holiest of places to lift up my song directly to you.