Thursday, 18 December 2008
And the song goes like this...
So I say
Thank you for the music,
the songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy
Who can live without it,
I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or
a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me
I'm sure some of you would have recognised those lyrics as being from a song by a pop group called ABBA. Well that gives an introduction to what I am thankful for today.
Today, wonderful papa, I am thankful for MUSIC... ahhhh (***happy sigh***)
Think for a second; can you imagine a world without music? Nope didn't think you could! I can't either.
Without music how would I praise, dance, worship (imagine that as one word - praisedanceworship) to papa, when I'm approaching his presence? I mean, check this out, I need to do a 'moon slide' first, then commence with a little 'swagger' to the left, and then 'tilt of hips' to the right. Now at this junction, I will most definitely introduce the 'break dance' to get me ready for the 'electric slide' and then 'running man' that will deliver me right into his presence!!!. Life without music? Impossibility! Thank you father for music!!
I am thankful for music for I am able to entertain my God and king with much singing and dancing.
I am thankful for music for I am able to sing my heart out to God; worshiping him in song, just like David the Psalmist did. He sang to God every chance he got, with his harp in tow. We see this in Psalm 147:1 which reads "Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful."
Even Nehemiah testified to David's song, dance and praise worship style to God. We read this in 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".
I am thankful for music because, it allows God to give me a song to sing, each and every morning, such as he gave David in Psalm 40:3, which reads "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. "
So yes, today dear Papa, I dance my way into your presence with my basket overflowing with thanksgiving for the gift of music. I am thankful for being able to hear, feel, and experience the joy and pleasure of music. I am thankful I am able to dance to the beat and tune of music. I am very aware that not everyone is privileged to do so. I am thankful that I am able to worship, praise and honour you through my singing and my dancing.
Father, I pray that my basket full of thanksgiving, wrapped up in praise and presented to you with much dancing, is sweet smelling, presentable and acceptable in your sight.
Be glorified in my thanksgiving and honored in my praises and dancing today, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
The essence of music
evident since days of old
The ramifications of music
simply a joy to behold
Musical rhythms in formation
sending notes on the wings of a cloud
making sweet music to the king
as we dance at his feet
in thanksgiving and praise
we humbly and gladly bow
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, HERE IS YOUR INVITATION
WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL TO THE LORD FOR THIS VERY DAY?
I invite you to present your basket filled with thanksgiving, wrapped up in praise at the masters feet today; making him famous as you glorify his holy name.
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