Psalm 96:1-2, "Sing God a brand-new song! Earth and everyone in it, sing! Sing to God - worship God! Shout the news of His victory from sea to sea." (MSG)
What's your favorite song? You know, the song you sing at the top of your lungs in the car! No matter if you're an operatic singer or can't carry a note, nothing stops you from just letting go and getting caught up in the moment. Now, hold that thought for a moment.
What about when you're not in the car singing at full volume? Have you ever felt like your voice doesn't matter? Perhaps you compare yourself to others or feel like you have nothing special to bring to the table. Or, maybe, because of your past, you feel God doesn't want to hear from you. But, He does! God isn't concerned about where you've been or what you've done. He doesn't deem you less important than others. Your Heavenly Father is not mad at you; He's madly in love with you. YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
Our incredible God, Creator of the heavens and the earth, our Savior, wants to hear your voice. He wants you to celebrate Him just as you would singing your favorite song. And there's no greater melody we can sing than one that declares His victory!
You don't need to be a great singer to sing a new song to Jesus. There's amazing power in singing and declaring truth. Try turning up these songs from "Walls" super loud today and sing with everything you've got! Even if you're off-key, your Heavenly Father loves the sound of your voice!
Jesus, Thank You for the sweetest sacrifice and victory over death. I treasure the fact that You called me by name and made me Your own. Today, I choose to lift up my voice to You and glorify Your name. Amen.