Thursday, August 11, 2011
Sing to the Lord a New Song
Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
I love to sing! One of my greatest joys is singing with my husband in our praise band, Crossroads, every Sunday. I've been a member of the band since 2005, shortly after Danny and I got married. In the beginning, my voice, more suited for folk music than the driving vocals of many of the Christian contemporary songs we perform, really had to stretch to meet the notes with force. I prayed over this time and time again, asking God to strengthen my voice, to teach me how to breathe, to grant me the dynamic tones I knew were locked within me; and, I practiced and practiced and practiced.
God has, indeed, been gracious. Today, I sing with a confidence and energy level never before realized in my life. Nothing compares to giving the Lord praise and thanksgiving, making know all the great things He has done, with song. I know I have been richly blessed and I am immensely grateful that God has allowed me to use this gift to lead others in praise and worship. All my days, I want to sing to Him, sing praise to Him, and tell of all His wonderful acts! How will you praise our Lord today?
If you would like to hear our band, Crossroads, please use this link: http://www.wix.com/dannymorlando/kumcrossroads
Psalms 105:1-22 or 105:23-45
2 Samuel 15:1-18