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The confession of our lips is very important to God. This confession also entails singing spiritual songs and making melodies to the Lord in our hearts. They are an act of worship that add a great substance and tangible display of God's presence to our faith walk. More below!

Reference: Psalm 95:1-2

New International Version (NIV)

"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song."

When our greatest aim is to please God, the act of praising Him becomes our deepest desire. Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. This invitation points to our honourable moments of praise and worship, which serve as opportunities to adore the God that lives forever; the God that has no end. The light of His presence is glorious and wondrous; those who walk in that light are filled with praise and joy due to the radiance of His glory.

Coming before God with thanksgiving and extolling Him with music and song, make us children and partakers of His presence, glory and power. Psalm 16:11 reads, "You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore" (NKJV). When we sing joyfully in His presence, we yield ourselves to His sovereignty, which is the highest power and authority, and this gives us a great sense of connection, even divine engulfment. Praise is a relational experience between us and God, which I think is the core of our fellowship with the Godhead.

As children of light, we've been called to an uninterrupted flow of thanksgiving and service to God. Always join the chorus! For the Bible says, "Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 5:18-20 NLT). The sacrifices of thanksgiving to God cannot be undermined because God is eternal. He has no beginning and no end, and so, our sacrifice of praise must not cease.

Notably, in the above context, the Scripture says, "singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves..." "Among yourselves" denotes a gathering of two or more people (that is, a coming together as a whole rather than individually). When we gather as saints and get filled with the Holy Spirit, giving thanks to the glory of His name and to the honour of His perfections become an easier task for us. More so, when the saints come together in praise as a body, there is a corporate anointing that flows among them as a result of unity.

There is also an experience of divine awe which takes place typically in group singing, dancing and music making to the Lord, and in that atmosphere, we receive more grace for the miraculous, plus mercies of every kind. Shalom!

Scripture Reading - Psalm 5:11; Isaiah 44:23; Psalm 30:4; Isaiah 52:9; Psalm 96:1-2; Acts 16:25; Romans 15:11.

Exuberant Declaration: In my state of joyful ebullience, I join the chorus of those who sing praises and give quality thanks to God. He has done great things in my life, and I'm awed by His goodness and mercies, which endure forever. Hallelujah!


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