God Created You To Sing

Before the beginning of time, there were songs. When the Lord laid the foundations of the earth, “the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy…” (Job 38:7) 

Ever since Genesis, creation has sung an anthem of praise to its Maker. Tiny songbirds, pounding waterfalls, towering cliffs—all of these shout the glory of God. Songs of worship resonate through the halls of heaven. 

Yet the most precious of songs is one that God bends down from Heaven to hear.

It is the song of His children.  

God created you to sing. Throughout the Word, He calls us to sing to Him.

“Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.” (Psalm 68:4)

“Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.” (Psalm 147:1) 

Why did God create us to sing? 

1) Singing enables us to worship God with our emotions.
God created us as emotional beings. We express sorrow, jubilation, hope, and a host of other emotions. These emotions were designed to worship God. 

Music activates our emotions and appeals to our hearts. From the heart, we express trust, joy, excitement, sadness, hope, courage, and love for the Lord. When we offer them to the Lord, appropriate emotions are a pleasing spiritual sacrifice. Spiritual songs give us the opportunity to worship God with our emotions. 

2) Singing helps us focus on Him.
Often, we get distracted by the problems of life. We forget to seek Jesus and to lean on His strength. But singing can help us refocus on Him. 

When the sun shines warm upon our lives, we can sing, “In My Heart There Rings A Melody.” When the future looms dark and unknown, we can sing, “Lord, I Need You.” When the waves crash and the thunder pounds, we can sing, “It Is Well.” Singing helps us keep our eyes on Jesus and trust Him. 

3) Singing unites the Church. 
Imagine with me…you step into a tiny cellar in an East Bloc country in 1965. You chafe your hands to stay warm and wonder where the fire is. One by one, people drift in, gathering around a tiny table that holds a worn Bible. They crouch on the dirt floor and light a single candle. After more than an hour’s wait for everyone to arrive, a humble carpenter stands up. He prays briefly, and then he says something in Czech. 

And the singing begins…hushed at first, then a little louder. You listen to the first rise and fall of voices cracked with emotion. Suddenly, chills run down your arms. “Wait a minute! I know that song!” Tears begin to well up in your eyes as you recognize their song. They are singing, “What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear.” At that moment, you sense the heartbeat of the Church. United by a shared song, your heart fills with love and sympathy for your persecuted brothers and sisters.

Music unites people. And spiritual songs unite people at the deepest level—as brothers and sisters in Christ. 

We were created to sing. Through singing, we can praise God with our emotions. We can set our minds and hearts on Jesus. And we can unite our voices in the corporate worship of the Church global. Together, we weave a tapestry of songs great and small, sad and joyful…until the day He comes to take us Home.
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Will you sing praises to the Lord? Join the friendly church family of Northside Baptist Church on Sundays at 11:00 am. 
For more information, call (902) 736-6465 or email northside1178@gmail.com


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