Sing!

Revelation 15:3-4

And they sing the song of Moses the slave of God and the song of the suckling lamb, saying, 

“Great and wonderful are your works, Lord God the Almighty, just and true are your ways, the King of the gentiles! Who, Lord, would not revere—and will not glorify—your name? Because you alone are hallowed, because all the gentiles will come and make obeisance before you, because your acts of justice have been made manifest.”

~Translation by Eastern Orthodox Scholar David Bentley Hart

It is good to sing to and about our Lord.

Singing regularly has the effect of massaging truth into the fabric of your being in a unique way.

Singing of the character of God will work those truths down into your sub-conscience, so that they can be recalled in moments of need without strenuous effort.

It is good to sing with others at gatherings of worship, but it is also of high value to sing on your own, by yourself, from your heart to God.

I have put little phrases or prayers to a melody so as to sing them over and over as a mantra to myself of God. And believe me, these stay with you, always ready for recall. Singing liturgies, or even simply reciting them daily/weekly, will become part of you, and assist in the fight against the lies of the evil one and this world.

I can hardly express the joy of hearing our daughters break out in song from something they’ve learned and sung in repetition at their school chapel. I rejoice that Jesus is there, in the form of music in their hearts.

Think about singing to God throughout your day today, and making it a habit, trusting that this practice will deepen the truth of God in your very soul.

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