The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him (Psalm 28:7). Its resonance sweeps through the mind, and in a heart a place it finds. Its intention though I may not see, but what’s in the song, is now in me. Sometimes it’s a whisper, peaceful. Sometimes it’s a voice, alluring, blissful. Other times with powerful force, an emotion is struck and it stops my course. A single tear or a fountain flows, all because the song knows.…
“Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in, the night his song shall be with me, an my prayer unto the God of my life.” (Psalm 42:8 KJV) The medical world has picked up on something that God has used for a long time; it’s called Music Therapy. In many cases, it has helped when nothing else seems to work. Several years ago, I read an interesting article about an elderly gentleman who had suffered a massive stroke. The therapist worked and worked with him and still no response. One day she questioned his family about…
“I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being” (Psalm 104:33, in the King James Version of the Holy Bible).
Singing has always been a part of my life. My sister, Sue, and I harmonized together in church as little girls.
Singing is a mood changer. Go to a nursing home and start singing; feet will start patting and hands start clapping at the sound of music. When I am feeling down I turn on the radio or CD player and listen to songs that will lift my spirit.
When I discovered this verse, it gave me permission to sing to God as long as I live. He loves to hear my song.
Prayer: Lord, You have given me my voice and a good set of lungs so I can praise You in song every day of my life. I want the world to hear me praise Your Holy Name!
Devotion by Kaye Singleton