Singing can be an amazing way to process and express your deep thoughts to God. A celebratory song can be the exclamation point over good times, and a song of lament being a question mark during the hard times. This is the wide breadth of what worship can be and a picture of what it means to God.
Sometimes I can forget that God is an affectionate father and a very present help in time of need. I need to sing these truths aloud so God can prepare a spiritual victory within me. Though we are commanded in scripture to worship regardless of our feelings, we are given the very choice to rejoice in Him. Reciprocally, for we who seek the Lord, God also rejoices over us.
Thankfully, we do not have a one way conversation toward God but a relationship with meaning:
- God’s singing represents that He takes joy in us
- Our singing represents that our joy is found in God
- In relationship and obedience with God, we learn to sing the same song
If you have listened to the song “Lifesong” from Casting Crowns you would hear the understanding that our very lives are like a beautiful song, sung to God.
“May the words I sayAnd the things I doMake my lifesong singBring a smile to you”
Those who do not have the ability to sing can find comfort in the knowledge that worship is deeper than just singing and that true worship is about daily living for God. The response should be obedience because He is life’s composer and conductor.
“In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Our God rejoices out loud when one sinner repents and surrenders to Him.
Ask the Lord today to breathe life into your worship again, to open your eyes to His song over you, and to reveal the ways you can surrender and live for Him.
Let us worship Him… May Jesus rejoice… in that our lifesong sings to Him.
– Pastor Josh Ryan | Worship Pastor @ ICC