At night I remember my music;Psalm 77:6
I meditate in my heart, and my spirit ponders.
“Come, let us shout joyfully to the Lord,Psalm 95:1-2
shout triumphantly to the rock of our salvation!
Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving;
let us shout triumphantly to Him in song.”
Music has always been important in my life. Singing along with Debbie Boone songs in my mirror with my microphone was a high point of my free time growing up.
I even met my husband in the University Chorus.
Our house is full of music makers. My husband and sons play the drums. My older son also plays marimba and piano, while my younger son plays the piano and cello. I still love to sing!
We use our gifts at church on occasion and enjoy making joyful noises at home as well. It’s a way to take a break and leave some of the stress behind by refocusing our minds.
Music enhances our worship. We can begin singing or playing songs to bring us back to the Lord.
We can also meditate on the words of hymns and other Christian music to help us in our worship time with the Lord. It allows us to be more open and connected to the Spirit.
At times, we may not feel much like worshiping through music. But I have found that when I start singing a hymn or other song with God’s positive message, I find my mood lifting and my spirit becoming lighter.
Music is a creative outlet. Whether you enjoy making music, or listening to the music of others, it can help bring us closer to the Lord.
Thank You for the gift of music. Thank You for those who share their creative talents. Help remind us to sing joyfully to You! You alone are worthy of our praise!
In Christ’s name, Amen.
Journal: Which songs bring you closer to the Lord? How can you add more music into your week?