On closing from work today, I made my way, reluctantly to the gym. I switched on my Zen Creative MP3 player, and lost myself in the voice of Vicki Yohe, in praise and worship to the almighty God.
Got the gym, worked out to some music. Completed my workout, exhausted; I slowly made my way home. I popped my earphones back in and lost myself in the voices of Shekinah Glory singing "praise is what Ido" ... and then I thought!
Wow! Father, 'I AM THANKFUL FOR MUSIC!!!' For sweet glorious MUSIC! Quite funny isn't it? Think for a second, what would the world be like without music???? .................... eeerm, see, you can't imagine that can you? It's literally impossible! I mean what would we do without music? How would we praise and grove at the same time. And then I thought; there would be NO DANCING? HUH??Oookay, I don't know about you, BUT, in my world, that is certainlyNOT possible AT ALL!! To me, no dancing is like..... no breathing!!!
Reading through the Bible, we understand that God, absolutely loves and adores music! I mean, David the psalmist understood the importance of music to God; for He sang His heart out to Him, every single second and minute he could, with harp in tow! Here is some proof; Psalm 147:1 reads "1 Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful."
Further, inPsalm 95:2, David encourages us to:"Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms."
Even, in Nehemiah, they testify to the songs of David;Nehemiah 12:46"For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chiefs of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.
Those prophets of old, sure knew the importance of music, for they were constantly singing to God, and I imagine He enjoyed every single minute of it! (I'm clearing my voice to display some serious vocal cords... Z factor here I come!)
In Psalm 40:3 He gave David a song to sing! "He has put a new song in my mouth—Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear,And will trust in the LORD. "
And finally, in revelations, we learn that the harpist, with their harps, sang before the throne of God, entertaining Him with music. Revelations 14: 2- 3"2And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. 3 They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth"
So yup, as I walked home from work, with a spring in my step, I thought, Father, what I am really thankful for today is the beauty and the gift of"MUSIC".The way it soothes my soul, relaxes me, makes every worry and stress fade away! But more importantly, the way I am able to use it to express myself completely when I am praising You!!! That in itself is awesome!
Today, dear Lord, I bring my box, overflowing with Thanksgiving for the gift of MUSIC. Lord, let my thanksgiving be a sweet smelling fragrance before your throne today, in the Jesus name.
Beautiful People,HERE IS YOUR INVITATION. WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL TO THE LORD FOR THIS VERY DAY.
Have an awesome day at the master's feet, presenting your box of thanksgiving; not forgetting to make him famous along the way.
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Remi, United Kingdom
By the Grace of God, I "AM WHAT I AM", for He who made me is "I AM".
Taking one step at a time to experience and live out the intricacies of each day, whilst making God famous along the way.