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Musical Melody is perhaps the most identifiable element of a musical composition. It can be a soulful vocal passage, a roaring guitar riff, or a rapid saxophone run. Melodies can be simple or intricate. They can stand alone, or work together with other melodies in a more complex composition.
I find it interesting that the same can be said of life's journey as well. Life is identifiable and intricate from time to time. Sometimes in life, we feel as if we are alone and other times sharing life with another in harmony. What is your melody of life?
Psalm 16:11 - You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forever.
Walking with the Lord, in His presence, through life's journey creates the melody of joy, fullness of joy. Let the joy of the Lord, which is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10), sing loudly wherever you go, whoever you are with.
-Michael R. Davis
Every service that we have at Trinity Baptist Church includes singing. The word sing means to make musical sounds with the voice, especially words with a set tune. When we sing hymns and spiritual songs our words with a set tune have a deeper meaning than just a regular song sung. Sing or singing is mentioned in the Bible more than 400 times. It is important to God, it should be important to us as well.
First, we see the direction of our singing. "Sing to Him." We do not sing to be heard, we sing to the Lord. The direction of our singing is pointed directly to God and God alone.
Secondly, we see the desire for our singing. "Sing Praise to Him." Our heart's desire should be to sing and praise God. Praise is affirmation of who God is and what God has done for us. To Praise God is to call attention to His Glory and to proclaim His praise. Praising God helps us to anchor ourselves in His character and his steadfast love for us.
Lastly, the message of our singing. "tell of all his wonderful acts." A great example of this point is in the lyrics of the song we sung Sunday Evening as a congregation. "O Praise the Name". The verses of the song tell the story from Jesus dying on the cross to his resurrection from the grave. The very first line of the first verse says, "I cast my mind to Calvary." The song writer lyrically wants to remind us that the wonderful act of Jesus dying on the cross and his miraculous resurrection from the grave is a sure message that we for "endless days . . .will sing your Praise, Oh Lord, Oh Lord our God."
Be encouraged and follow the Lord in obedience and sing, sing the praise of our God wherever you are, whoever you are with.
-Michael R. Davis