Why is singing so important? - Meine Hausaufgaben, der letzte Teil - 10. Okt 2016
Have you ever realized that God Himself sings?
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.“ (Zep 3:17)
He enjoys music and loves worship. He surrounds Himself with songs forever.
“And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and is and who is to come." (Rev 4:8)
What He asks us to do is to join in the worship, give ourselves to singing with Him and the angels and our family here on earth.
God has created music and has created us to be musical beings. It is a commonly understood concept that our words have power (Heb 4:12), but it is equally true that there is power in music. And God intends for us to use them together.
Music helps us let the Word dwell and expand in our hearts. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Col 3:16)
We fill our hearts with God‘s Word when we sing it. It grows stronger in us as its roots grow deeper into the soil of our hearts. It is scientifically proven that our brain is hardwired to remember information better when it is connected with music. God has given us this as a gift to empower us to receive and retain His words.
This is important because His words are power and they are truth (Joh 17:17). They are the very foundation for our life and the weapons of our warfare (Eph 6:18). A lack of the knowledge of the truth makes us vulnerable to the lies of the devil and all his other schemes. By singing we declare the truth of who God is and what He is like not only to our hearts, but also to the hearts of those who hear it. And God‘s word will always accomplish what it was sent to do; it will strengthen our faith (Rom 10:17) and empower us to live wholeheartedly for the Lord.
This is something we want to do intentionally. We want to lead our hearts into the truth. If we don‘t lead our heart, it will lead us. Sad thing is, our hearts won‘t lead us in paths of righteousness but rather on the paths of destruction. By singing, however, we intentionally set our hearts on the truth and tell them where to go. We can turn them away from hopelessness and into joy, from despair into hope, from loneliness into comfort. We can lead ourselves into a life in the fullness of joy.
Bottom-line: you don‘t have to sing if you don‘t want to. But you will miss out on an incredible joy and a powerful tool of grace the Lord has given us to help us live our lives in victory.
Go ahead and try it for a week. Sing worship songs, make up your own songs, and watch what happens.