Sing like no one is listening
From 2 Samuel: A 5-Week Devotional
Singing, dancing, raising hands and crying are all part of worshipping God. The Old Testament is filled with stories of God’s children singing and dancing before Him, especially kings. King David rejoiced while bringing the Arc of the Covenant from the house of Obed-Edom to Jerusalem. The Bible says, “Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.”
The book of Psalms is filled with examples of how to praise the Lord. Psalm 33:1-3 says, “Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.”
God doesn't care how we sound. He cares about our hearts.
We don’t have to sound like the next American Idol or winner of The Voice to sing praises to God. He only cares about our hearts. When we sing, we’re giving praise and honor to Him, so don’t worry about how you sound or who might hear you. Sing your pants off and worship the God from whom all blessings flow.
- On a scale of 1 to 10, how self-conscious do you feel about singing at church? Why did you pick the number you chose?
- When was the last time you sang loudly and didn't care who hears? How different does singing feel when you're not worried about what other people think?