I believe God gave us ALL kinds of ways to praise Him. Some use their voice, some use their written word, some use their every day actions –and a combo of all kinds of ways.
I long to praise God with whatever I have. He has blessed me with a voice. Today, after church, I stayed to practice a new song with a talented student that is in our youth class. I truly believe God heard my little request I made a couple of months ago–to send me a guitar player–and there was Jacob a few weeks later. He has the blessing of music and is really getting into sharing it with others. I’m so proud and happy God sent him our way! It’s amazing to see blessings and especially when you asked for them specifically. I got on my knees this morning and asked God to make this new song a blessing to us and WOW DID HE! It’s exciting to experience such blessings.
Music — It is a form of art that most everyone can appreciate. Even people that don’t make music a real priority in their life, still experience it all the time. It’s like any art, really. If you wear clothes, eat anything that comes in a box or bag, drink anything in a can or bottle, watch television, read magazines or books (there’s more I could list)–you are exposed to art. Music is all around as well! It’s incorporated in television and movies, if you go eat out, you will hear music, and the radio can go without saying. Music surrounds us! It calms us. It gets us excited! It sets a mood or a tone. For me, the ability to listen to it, create it, surround yourself with it–makes my heart happy and my whole body smile! It’s a great way to praise God. I remember that my Grandma G used to say it was like “double praying.” How cool is that!?
How do you feel about music? How do you praise God? I feel so honored and blessed to be able to praise Him through the talent He gave me. Thank YOU Lord!