Day 10: Worship
No matter what denomination or theological belief, the common denominator in all Christian churches is that we sing. However, singing can be awkward, especially if you are a terrible singer. What’s the point of singing, how does it help our faith, and why does every church do it?
Singing is an expression of joy. It is a way that we worship God, and it is a way God enjoys being worshipped, even if you don’t have a good voice. Possibly the most powerful thing about singing is that you sing. You are required to open your mouth and actually speak the words.
You can meditate, pray, confess, celebrate and read scripture without ever opening your mouth. But singing is impossible unless you say the words. We know from The Bible that there is a great deal of power in our words.
But this isn’t just a theory in the Bible. We know this from life experiences, too. We have all been very hurt by words that still keep us up at night, and we have also all been lifted up by words from others that still put a smile on our faces. We believe lies and insecurities are one of the reasons we have spoken those words to ourselves repeatedly. Likewise, the way we believe truth and good things is by speaking them to ourselves over and over again.
Singing words that are God-honoring is a great way to proclaim biblical truths in your life.
I often say that it’s even more important to sing to God when you don’t believe them because it is the act of singing them that will move you closer to believing them.
There is also something powerful about doing it with other people. Whether it’s in your home, online, or a church building when we gather together and proclaim those true words in unity, it not only glorifies God, but it encourages us. It reminds us that we are not the only one who believes those true words but also needs those true words in our life.
Scripture of the Day
“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.” – Psalms 91:1
Examples of Worship:
*Put worship music on in your house, sing loudly with your family and kids.
*Join a church service online, when the church worships, don’t just watch but participate in singing along