|“ Sing to God, sing in praise of his name…”|
One of the things we believers can do that absolutely delights God is to sing to Him. We can sing songs that praise Him and tell everyone who hears us that God is great and that God is good.
For years, I have tried to encourage pastors at the churches where I have worshipped to find one of the attributes of God that ties in with the pastor’s sermon for that week. Then, make that attribute of God the theme for that week’s worship.
Using an attribute of God as a theme for worship helps make the entire worship service a cohesive unit, as opposed to unrelated individual parts. With a well-thought-through worship theme based on an attribute of God drawn from the sermon, the worship service becomes a tightly focused event that will draw those who attend into the very heart of what the pastor wants to convey. It also reminds the worshippers of the very qualities that God possesses.
Frankly, I’ve not had much success convincing pastors of the merits of this plan. But, I hold out hope that someday I will come across a pastor who will see the genuine value in my suggestion.
I do know that I have the Psalmist on my side. Consider these words from Psalm 68:4:
Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.
Whether we consider ourselves talented singers or not, we can all lift our voices in praise to God. In so doing, we acknowledge who He is and how important He is to us. And that, dear ones, is a very good thing to do.