What do we commonly hear when we wake up in the morning, drive to and from work, work out at the gym, and go about our daily lives? What frames our worship sessions each Sunday as we gather to praise the Lord? It’s music, of course. Music serves a variety of functions in our lives, particularly in the Christian tradition. Let’s take a look at a couple of them to know more about the importance of worship songs.
We Learn About The Gospel
Our faith is compacted through hymns and spiritual melodies. Our faith is made memorable by the beauty and language of the song. We’ve already taken in page after page through our singing before hearing a word of scripture read or spoken in the service. Hymns and other types of music teach us about the Gospel, impacting both our hearts and thoughts.
We Are More Connected To God
However, the aim of music extends beyond simple instruction. It enables for an intimate relationship with God in methods that preaching cannot or do not allow. Singing permits an element of our hearts to communicate with God in a way that is not possible when we listen to the spoken word. Have you ever thought about it? When we sing, something spectacular happens. When you sing alone, you may sense it, but when you sing as part of a community, a congregation in worship, you can really experience it. Something awakens in each person’s heart, as well as in the collective heart of the body of Christ, linking us to one another and to God in the highest depths of our being.
God Can Never Judge Us From Worship Songs
Singing is one of the many ways we can express our complete love for God. In adoration to God, we use every fiber of our being. We change and transform as we worship with music. It draws our hearts closer to God in ways that no other form can. Worship empowers us by strengthening, convicting, edifying, and even restoring us. To put it another way, something divine happens within us when we sing and give our entire selves to God.
God Wants Us To Do This For Him And For Us
God recalls us to sing for him and glorify him. Everybody becomes closer to God after worshiping Christian songs. Even in the bible, “Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody!” (Psalm 98:5 ESV) therefore we need more and more singers so that we fulfill God’s commandment for us.
Singing is an essential component of who we are and who God intended us to be. We are all wired differently. We all have various talents, strengths, and musical preferences. The Bible invites us to seek out music that will allow our souls to sing and unite with God. Music from Kings College Cambridge, Kirk Franklin’s gospel prayers, jazz settings of the Eucharist, or any of a variety of genres may have an impact on us. Our hearts will sing as we listen to music that respects God. Worship happens when our hearts sing. As we are overwhelmed with the Spirit and devote everything that we have to worship, praise, and thanksgiving to our heavenly Father, we are transformed on the inside.