Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. (Ps. 30:4)
Everyone can learn to sing. As a former vocal coach, I’ve always said that everyone can improve their singing with a little discipline to follow the right direction. Perhaps not everyone will sing at the Met or have a top-streaming Spotify playlist, but every person who chooses to engage in singing can improve their song. The secret lies in the choice to actually sing.
The Lord doesn’t need our songs. As we pour out praise to him in music, it doesn’t add an iota to his magnificence. Our songs about who he is and what he has done do not make him greater, nor do they make his reality any more true. He doesn’t need our songs; we do.
The Scriptures regularly encourage us to lift up our voices to sing. Why? It’s because it builds our faith. Because it connects our life story and our gratitude to the stories and praises of other believers. And because it ignites our emotions and our bodies and enlivens them to realize the truth of God’s worth.
Singing is not just for the singer; it is for every believer. We practice our Sunday songs as we testify each day. Because the song that the Lord listens for as we vocalize our praise is the song of our hearts. And as we build our repertoire throughout the week, we become better singers.
Practice your song by testifying of God’s goodness today.
Elizabeth Rhyno is a wife and mom, life coach, entrepreneur, and worship pastor. She is a champion for helping people let joy loose by uncovering the purpose that God designed in them.
© 2023 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.