Singing Each Day

music makersMy wife shared this morning that her 90-year-old brother has a list of 593 songs he has sung over the years. And he has a second list of 23 he sings every day.

When I heard about all those songs, the Holy Spirit flooded my mind with Scriptures about singing, especially these three.

“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God” (Psalm 40:3). When others heard David singing praises, it caused them to “put their trust in God.”

What a motivation to sing!

In corporate worship, “Speaking to one another in a variety of Christian songs” (Eph 5:19, Leon’s paraphrase) to encourage and comfort others. Recently, our Bible study group visited a hospice center to sing for an elder in our church to encourage him and comfort his family. Although he could not verbally respond while we sang songs like “10,000 Reasons,” his wife assured us that he understood.

What a motivation to sing!

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God” (Acts 16:25). As they sang in their pain from the cruel flogging and having their feet in stocks in the dark dungeon, their songs became a powerful vocal witness to “the other prisoners listening to them.”

What a motivation to sing!

I thank God for my wife’s sharing about her brother’s catalog of songs. It motivated me to sing songs during the day, like “You are My King,” “Jesus, Son of God,” and “In Christ Alone.”

Wanna join me in singing your favorite songs throughout the day?

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The first three to identify the guy wearing the bow tie in the picture, a free Starbuck’s latte is yours!

 

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2 thoughts on “Singing Each Day

  1. Hi Leon,
    I really relate to your “Singing Each Day” message – that’s something I do!! Lately I’ve found myself waking up in the night, and in the morning, singing a song from bible study or church, almost like I’ve been singing in my dreams. Singing is a special way to praise and honor God and encourage myself 🙂 I’d like to spend a day with Emily’s brother and hear the 23 songs he sings!
    Are you the handsome man in the bowtie?? God bless you; keep singing and writing, love Janey

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