“I will sing about the Lord’s faithful love forever; I will proclaim Your faithfulness to all generations with my mouth.” -Psalm 89:1
Singing has an impact on one’s life and perspective. Singing of God’s faithful love will change everything. It causes me to focus on His faithful love instead of my feelings, or the situation, or myself. Singing lifts me in praise. It changes my attitude, reminds me of Biblical truth and promises to claim. It gives God the praise He deserves from me. It encourages and gives entry to, a further ministry of the Spirit to our spirit. It blesses, transforms, conforms. It offers a touch point to not only give glory, but experience the glory of God.
And though my voice can no longer sing as it once did, God is still honored by my participating, and all the things that happen when praising God in song are still true for me even when my voice cracks, or cannot hit the note my mind knows to hit. For singing of His faithfulness is about the heart, mind and will. Singing is about obedience to His will, and following the path to the richness of His presence.
Singing is also a means of sharing with other generations, both younger and older, the goodness of God. It is a testimony, a reminder of God’s faithful love to us whether we are faithful or not. It lays a foundation in the heart for those difficult times that are sure to come in the future. Sing! Not only for myself, but for others as well.