Sunday, March 06, 2016

March 6, 2016: Music To His Ears

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 66  

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a video of Susan Boyle singing Leonard Cohen’s popular Christian song, Hallelujah,… declaring, in song, the praise we should sing to our Lord. and music’s power to worship Him.

Highlight Passage:  Colossians 3: 16 [NKJV] …  
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 
 … The Apostle Paul recognized the power of God-honoring music to teach about Godly virtues and to worship the Lord.
Highlight Context – Colossians 3:12-17 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… Paul declares the power of God-honoring music to bring His Church to lift their lives to worship Him.

Reference Passage #1 - Psalm 51 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… David sings his song of repentance and confession before all of Israel; and because of the heart behind the song, God spares his life.

Reference Passage #2 - Proverbs 23: 7 [NKJV] …
7   As a man thinks, in his heart, so is he … 
… Solomon recognizes the power of our thoughts to become the man/woman God intended us to be.

  My Journal for Today:  Today’s Our Daily Bread author, David McCasland, wrote of the power of music to move the Christians soul.  He wrote:  Music is deeply rooted in our souls. And for followers of Jesus, it is a powerful means of encouraging each other along the journey of faith. … Singing together to the Lord embeds the message of His love in our minds and souls. It is a powerful ministry of teaching and encouragement that we share together. 

Anybody who has followed my blogging on this website knows that EVERY DAY, I use music to honor God in my journaling by finding a song which prayerfully illustrates and imbeds the message God’s Spirit has given me for that day’s blog. Christian music has always been a big part of my discipline of getting with God daily to worship Him in prayer and from being in His word.

Music is a powerful mind-bending force . for good … or not-so-good. … Neurologically, a melodic line with meaningful lyrics uses both sides of the brain to activate one’s thinking; and we know from Proverbs 23:7, … As a man thinks, in his heart, so is he … . When we sing Godly music with God-honoring lyrics, we can’t help but do what Susan Boyle is singing in the linked song above … to sing … HALLELUJAH!!!

King David, of course, was spared death for his transgressions involving Bathsheba when he wrote his song of repentance and confession, the lyrics of which we read in Psalm 51 (see above). The Apostle Paul recognized the power of music to stir the soul when he exhorted the Christians in Colosse to worship God in song (see Col 3: 16 above). And Paul’s exhortation holds for us today, doesn’t it? … So, what are some of your favorite Christian hymns or songs … those which bring you to a state of praise and worship?

Why don’t you go find one on You Tube or God Tube and send me the link to the song so that we can worship God together with music which honors our Lord. To do that my email address is; and I’ll thank those ahead of time who do so. Let’s sing our praises to God together.

My Prayer Today:  Heavenly Father, … I join with Susan Boyle today, Lord, singing HALLELUJAH to You. … Amen  

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