I was driving towards the city on this day and I had my sunglasses on, the window was down and I put my favourite song on the stereo.
Reference: v. 2-3a And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and over the number of his name. They held harps given them by God and sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb. (NIV Bible)
Explore: It was finally Spring. We had had a cold, grey and fairly miserable winter and, what seemed like over night, the temperature lifted, the clouds cleared and we were met with a stunning day. It was hard not to be happy on this day, as the weather had lifted everyone’s spirits. I was driving towards the city on this day and I had my sunglasses on, the window was down and I put my favourite song on the stereo. I couldn’t help but bop along in my seat and sing the words that I knew so well. While the day seemed near perfect I was able to make it even better by the music that I listened to. Some people are not that musically minded, but when I’m in good spirits I tend to sing or whistle or do a little dance to the music in my head. Songs are a great way to express our feelings and show our emotions.
Application: There are numerous times in the Bible where God delivers a group of people, or a person, and their response to Him is to sing and dance. They receive such a joy that the best way they can express their praise and gratitude is through song. Now, I know that most people sing songs to God when they attend church, but surely that’s not the only time we can praise God. We don’t have to be lead or have a full band behind us to give God praise. In lots of little ways, all throughout the day, there are opportunities where we can praise God. It would be like having a praise soundtrack to your life, and you’re the artist. I think we would have a different outlook on life if we challenged ourselves to look for opportunities to praise God all throughout the week.
Prayer: Lord, forgive us when we don’t offer You the praise that You truly deserve. Amen.
What does your life’s soundtrack sound like at the moment?
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.