Today's Devotional Thought
August 29, 2013 by Wendy Foreman
God is My Song
Mom, make her stop singing!!!
Those were the words that echoed from the backseat seat of our car by my brother when we were younger. I was always singing.
It started on the knee of my grandfather, my singing that is. He would make up little phrases for me to sing and I adored him so I would sing them right along with him. Our favorite song was "Pappy's Baby Doll." It was only one line but there was such truth in those words because I really was his baby doll. He meant the world to me and I dare say I would have never started singing if it weren't for him. I actually still have cassette tapes of me singing with my grandfather. They are priceless to me now.
Music has been a huge part of my life. I sing when I am happy, sad and most importantly when I want to worship the Lord in a way that mere spoken words don't say it like the song in my heart can. Sometimes there is a groaning in my spirit that only music can soothe, only music can heal. For me, it seems only music can bring me into His presence where I can lie at His feet and feel loved, accepted, and comforted.
A huge part of my worship experience is singing. It opens the door to a beautiful time of adoration, thankfulness and reverence towards the Lord.
I came across a Scripture today that I have read a hundred times or more but two words jumped out at me. Exodus 15:2 says, "I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him."
"My Song." Those two words are awesome. Think about it, Moses and the Israelites had just witnessed God parting the Red Sea for them to cross over to escape the Egyptian armies. They had a reason to worship their God. They had experienced a miracle. God became their song in that moment; they felt awe and reverence towards Him for what He had done.
Can you see it?
The people dancing and lifting their voices in song. They had been spared and delivered from their oppressors. After 400 years of being in captivity, they had been freed.
Experiencing freedom from something that has held you captive puts a song in your heart, a song that only the Lord can put there. And just like the Israelites sang on the shore of the Red Sea after they were delivered, we will stand on the shore of our Red Sea and lift our voices in worship for the deliverance and freedom we have experienced at the hand of the Lord.
What have you been freed from and what is the song in your heart?
Sing it friends; raise your voice and sing it to the Lord above.