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Developing A Daily Devotional Habit 22

93137TargetPoint  Vol 22 of 31

Today's Verse/Thought: SINGING-Six Themes for Songs, Part II

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly . . . singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Life Implication:
Yesterday's verse (Isaiah 51:11) spoke of the fact that through singing you will obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Wouldn't you like to capitalize on that? It sure beats a psychiatrist! I encourage you, now that we're on our third day discussing this often neglected form of prayer, to ALLOW GOD TO DEVELOP THIS ABILITY in you.

In Psalm 147:7, the psalmist says, Sing unto the Lord with THANKSGIVING . . . In singing with thanksgiving we create a song based on those specific gifts or blessings God has provided. Remember, anything we can thank God for verbally, we can thank God for musically.

The next theme we can use for singing to God, is to SING THE NAME OF GOD. Just think, all that Jesus is or did can become the theme of our singing during our time alone in God's presence. (To help you, see Names of God Attachment.)

PUTTING MELODY TO GOD'S WORD is another excellent way to worship God in song. Again, the psalmist says, Thy statutes have been my songs . . . (Ps. 119:54.

And finally, we are instructed to SING A NEW SONG. New refers to something fresh. A new song means your own song, not someone else's. It refers to a song from your heart that you have never sung before. This is where asking the Holy Spirit to help you really helps!

Life Application:
PAUSE in your devotional time to sing a specific song to the Lord.

SELECT A SPECIAL THEME for your song, such as praise, thanksgiving, His name, His power and mercy, or a favorite passage of Scripture.

ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT to create an original melody in your heart so your song is truly "a new song."

DO NOT HESITATE to sing songs of thanksgiving for specific blessings or victories you believe God will give you in the days ahead.

Tomorrow In TargetPoint
Meditation, The Act of Spiritual Evaluation