What Do You Want to Say

Singing is often a way of expressing what you could not otherwise put into words.  If you were going to write a song today, what would it say?  If you wanted to tell God how you felt about him, what would you want to tell him?

The Psalms are often just that, an expression of people’s feelings towards and experiences of God.

This one is upbeat and joyful, some are quite the opposite, but all are an outpouring of experience.

Psalm 96  (CEV)

Sing a New Song to the Lord

96 Sing a new song to the Lord!
Everyone on this earth,
    sing praises to the Lord,
    sing and praise his name.

Day after day announce,
    “The Lord has saved us!”
Tell every nation on earth,
“The Lord is wonderful
    and does marvelous things!
The Lord is great and deserves
    our greatest praise!
    He is the only God
    worthy of our worship.
Other nations worship idols,
    but the Lord created
    the heavens.
Give honor and praise
    to the Lord,
    whose power and beauty
    fill his holy temple.”

Tell everyone of every nation,
    “Praise the glorious power
    of the Lord.
He is wonderful! Praise him
    and bring an offering
    into his temple.
Everyone on earth, now tremble
    and worship the Lord,
    majestic and holy.”

10 Announce to the nations,
    “The Lord is King!
The world stands firm,
    never to be shaken,
    and he will judge its people
    with fairness.”

11 Tell the heavens and the earth
    to be glad and celebrate!
Command the ocean to roar
    with all of its creatures
12     and the fields to rejoice
    with all of their crops.
Then every tree in the forest
    will sing joyful songs
13     to the Lord.
He is coming to judge
all people on earth
    with fairness and truth.

Why not take some time today telling God about how you are feeling, where you are, whatever you need to say to him?  What would be your song?  Your poem?  Your piece of art?  How would you say what words cannot easily?

~ by pamjw on October 15, 2014.

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