- 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!