Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sing to the Lord a New Song


Psalm 105:1-2
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

Readings
Psalms 105:1-22 or 105:23-45
2 Samuel 15:1-18
Acts 21:27-36
Mark 10:32-45

5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for linking to the band's site Martha... You're wonderful! :-)

    My wife is part of the praise band at our church as well, so I forwarded the link to her and the leader of the group as well.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  2. Martha, your worship sounds like a joyful experience. What a meaningful and uplifting path you’ve found yourself on… and what a rewarding call.
    My husband and I were worship leaders for years, until our babygirl came along. We’ve always led with contemporary music - with a few traditional hymns interspersed. (I’ve also written and recorded a collection of contemporary Christian songs).

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  3. Thanks, Phil and Debra! How exciting to find this new connection with friends! Phil, I hope your wife and group leader enjoy the link and find it helpful for their worship. Debra, I would love to hear the songs you have written and recorded; can you let me know how to purchase these?
    God's blessings to you both! :)

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  4. Martha -- If you have a chance, I hope you'll stop by my guest post at

    http://lifethrulucylasticaslense.blogspot.com/2011/08/truly-madly-deeply-chooseday-choon.html

    and join the conversation in the comments section! We want to know what YOUR 'God song' is???

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  5. Hi, Linda!
    I did check this out earlier and loved it! Don't know if I have one "God Song" - there are just too many I love to choose one!

    Blessings and thanks for commenting on "The Call", too!

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