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Friday, April 30, 2010

Sing Your Song

Yesterday morning I received a text message from my college student. It read - "I'm so ready to be done with dorm life! Someone is singing at the top of their lungs in the shower!" Not everyone is a morning person who can sing first thing in the morning. Though I'd consider myself a morning person, I need about an hour of quiet before I'm ready for sounds above a whisper. However, whoever the girl in the shower was, she had a song in her heart first thing in the morning!

Shortly after that I was reading the 29th chapter of Proverbs. I read verse 6 that says, "In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice." The implication of that verse is that if there is sin in our hearts we will lose our song. Because we're caught in the snare of our transgression, there's no reason to rejoice. Is there a song in your heart at this moment? Do people irritate you quickly? Is there a nagging restlessness within you? I'm not asking if you're a morning person, I'm talking about the majority of the day - are you singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord?
Obviously if a person hasn't asked Christ to be their Savior, there's still a void in their life and there's no song. But if you're God's child because you've received Christ, there should be singing and rejoicing. Even in the midst of trials the song is there. It's quiet, but it's there. If you're song is gone, look for the reason. Sin is probably at the door. Confess it. Call it what God calls it. Don't smooth it over. God knows what it is, so name it. Was it worry? Criticism? Lying? Repent of it and know the joy that comes from having it out of your heart, and then replaced by the sweet song of the redeemed!

Sing your song...if it's early, sing it softly. :)

See you in church Sunday,


P.S.
Can I encourage you to read the comment from my post yesterday? It is powerful and I thank whoever sent it for being willing to humbly share their heart.