I love music. A pretty wide range of music…everything from blues to rock to gospel. I love to sing. My family asks me not to, but I even though I know my voice isn’t pleasant to their ears…it’s pleasant to God’s. After all, he created me ~ voice and all! That’s the wonderful thing about our Father in heaven…he doesn’t care if you are talented enough to be on American Idol or sing professionally…he loves the voices of his children lifted to him in praise.

As I was listening to one of my favorite bands today, the song ended with no instruments, just vocals. I had goosebumps on my arms it sounded so wonderful. It reminded me of when I had seen them in concert and they ended the song the same way…I remember being amazed by the sound of thousands of people singing praises to our Saviour!! It hit me today that if the sound of music from my speakers can give me goosebumps, how much more wonderful will the sound of our voices mixed with the voices of the angels praising our Father will be when we get to heaven!!

If you get a chance listen to "Agnus Dei/ Worthy" by Third Day

Here are some of the scripture verses that talk about music and singing:

2 Chronicles 5:13-14 ~ "The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: "He is good; his love endures forever."

Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God. "

Psalm 81:1-2 ~ "Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob! Begin the music, strike the tambourine, play the melodious harp and lyre."

Psalm 150 ~ "Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty expanse. Praise Him for His mighty deeds; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with trumpet sound; Praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe. Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!"

James 5:13 ~ "Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise."