Monday, February 16, 2009


I have recently started walking through Beth Moore's, "Stepping Up" study. It is taking me on a journey through the Psalms of Ascent (Psalm 120-134). Today I listened to her audio on songs. Here's a few of her points:
  • Song originated with God and accompanied creation (Job 38:7). Singing is eternal!
  • Emotions and experiences can be expressed through song in ways spoken words can never satisfy. (James 5:13, Psalm 13, Hosea 2:14-15)
  • A song can change our entire perspective (Acts 16:24-26). A song can also greatly affect the heart of God.
As I listened to her speak, I was overwhelmed with the amazing blessing & privilege it is to have the gift of music. AND, to be blessed with the talent to sing and lead others in worship. Songs can help us voice things that we may not otherwise say, and I have the opportunity to lead our people in expressing those things to the Lord. The good, exciting things. The hard, emotional things. And, the things that sometimes only the Spirit can say for us. But, whichever it is, we as worship leaders, get to use something that is eternal - SONG! We get to sing over people and help them draw near to the heart of God! WOW!

A challenge I was given today is to live out what I'm singing. It's easy for a melody to move us emotionally, but, we have to move our feet to a place of obedience. She said, "We can think a song is beautiful and memorize its words yet remain completely unaffected by what it says." How true is that?!? She took us to 1 Corinthians 14:15 which says, "I will sing with my spirit, but, I will also sing with my mind". We need to know what we're singing AND be putting our feet to our words!


  1. Hey

    I never fail to be amazed by the great number of song lyrics I can remember but the small number of Bible verses I can quote.

    As for lving what you sing, well I couldn't agree withyou more, but if you like being challenge, try singing what you live. Then compare notes...

  2. wandered over from twitter... Beth's stepping up series rocked me. Totally rocked me.
    I was at the Raleigh conference, which spawned the series, and that weekend God spoke clearly...
    I even purchased the mp3 of her teaching on singing.
    I'm sure you'll be blessed by this time to ascend!

  3. (apologies for the spelling...)

  4. Singing what I live - that will definitely help my songwriting slump! Thanks!!!