A few months ago she was caught out literally singing her own praises.
Reference: v.4 For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done. (NIV Bible)
Explore: My friend has a habit of verbalizing her thoughts through song. If she has a bowl of porridge in front of her, she’ll suddenly break out into a little ditty, “I have porridge, I have porridge, I have porridge for breakfast, and it’s so yummy.”
She was aware that she did this on occasion, however, her work colleague has noticed that she does it constantly throughout the whole day.
A few months ago she was caught out literally singing her own praises. She was talking to a client on the phone at work trying to assist them through some concerns that they had.
When she hung up the phone she was quite proud of how she had been able to help, so sung out loud, “I am so very good at my job…” only to discover that she hadn’t hung the phone up properly and the client was still on the other end of the phone!
Application: Singing can be a great expression of how we feel. The Psalms are a great place where we can hear people’s thoughts about God.
Knowing how important music can be for expression, the writer of Psalm 92 encourages us to sing to God.
Luckily it doesn’t say we have to sing well, or even make it rhyme! In singing to God we are able to express our love and appreciation to our Lord.
Prayer: Lord, Thank you for the creation of music. The songs we sing can help us to express ourselves and connect more with you. Amen.
What is your favourite song of all time?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.