Sing of the Mercies

Psalms 89:1, “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.”

Singing is such a powerful thing.  So much has been said in history in the form of songs.  With regard to God, there are many songs that have been written to Him. In fact, entire books have been printed with songs that honor and praise God.  So it is no surprise that we should sing of God and His mercies.  All that God has done is good and worthy of a beautiful, melodious song.

On Sunday mornings, we go to church and sing songs, whether they are choruses, hymns, or contemporary songs.  These songs all talk about how great our God is.  This portion of worship is done first typically because it is really important to sing to God.  That is not to say that a sermon is not important.  Singing is truly something that an entire congregation can get into.

God has provided us with many mercies.  The major one is salvation from sins.  Without God, we would still be stuck in our sinful ways and destined for Hell.  The pain and suffering we have on Earth pales in comparison to what is to be expected in Hell.  God had mercy on all of humankind and sent His only Son to die for us.  He took our sin and buried it far, far away.  Every day we get to live is a new mercy from God.  The air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink.  All blessings and mercies from God.

Our mouth is such a powerful object.  It has the power to build up or tear down.  It has the power to praise or curse.  With our mouths, that we have been given by God, we should use them for God.  As the only part of creation that has been given vocal cords to say words, we should be thankful that we can voice of love to God.  God can and does hear each and everyone’s voice.  He loves us so much.  He wants us to love Him back.

Just as God was faithful to Adam and Eve, He is faithful to us.  He will never leave us.  He does not abandon us.  If we feel that He has, it is only because we have abandoned Him.  He will not run from a fight.  He will not back down from anything.  God is larger than sin and certainly larger than any form of evil.  When we call on the name of God, Satan has no choice but to back away and run.  When we sing of God, we hurt the ears of Satan.  That is why we should sing without regard to anyone else.

When I sing in church, I sing as though I am the only one in the room with God.  Singing worship songs to God is about communicating to God how much you love and care for Him.  God has done so much for us so we should want to sing with all our hearts.  I am not trying to tell you that I have the best voice.  I am not saying that I am talented in the art of music.  I sing from the heart and I know that God loves hearing my voice.  e should not worry about what other people think of our singing.  Our singing is not for others; it is for God.

God created our voices so He will not judge our pitch, tone, or melody.  If we can’t carry a tune, it is fine.  When we sing to God, He hears our heart.  Our heart shows how much we care for God.  I see people who sit and don’t try to participate in worship at church.  They don’t stand.  They don’t sing.  Again, God wants us to show how much we love Him.  How can we if we will not stand and sing about Him?  So I challenge those people who want to sit and do nothing.  I challenge them to get up and praise their King.  Get up and shout His name.  God is worthy to be praised.  We must cry out to the master of this world and the next.

All generations need to sing out to God.  Let our generation be the generation that praises God the most.  Let us be an example for others to follow.  Let us show that we are not ashamed to speak and sing the name of Jesus.  We must be willing to put aside what we look or sound like and sing without regard to anyone else.  We are communicating to God, after all.  Let us sing of His mercies for as long as we have the breath to sing.  Let us sing to God on High.

Heavenly Father,

Thank You for our voices so that we may sing to You.  You are so worthy of our everything we are.  You created us so You know us.  You know our hearts.  May we give of what You gave to us back to You.  May we sing so loud that Heaven rings with our voices.  Give us voices so loud that the very foundation of Hell gets rocked and scares Satan and all the demons far away.

In Your name we pray,

Amen

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