Friday, January 13, 2012

Sing Aloud--Most of the Time!

shhh...baby's sleeping!

   But I will sing of your strength;
        I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
    For you have been to me a fortress
        and a refuge in the day of my distress.
    O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
        for you, O God, are my fortress,
        the God who shows me steadfast love.
Psalm 59:16-17

Even as he was asking God for vengeance on his enemies, David was not failing to give praise and glory to the Lord.  He recognized well that the only secure hiding place that he had was in the arms of God his fortress.

My favorite part of the psalm is, "I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning."  Three things hit me about those words.  

1.  David was singing in the midst of great trial.  It reminds me of Paul and Silas in the prison, singing at the top of their lungs while they were in chains.  In chains!  "About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them," (Acts 16:25).  What am I to learn from this?  There is never a time when singing praise to God is not in order.  Sing!

2.  He was singing of God's steadfast love.  Steadfast love?  Where?  David was hiding out from his enemies in caves, fearing at all times for his life.  Lesson?  God is always actively here, whether we realize it or not.  How often do we forget His promise that He will never leave us or forsake us? (Matthew 28:20)

3.  He was singing in the morning.  Oh, how I love the mornings.  I try to be pretty quiet around here, because there are 8 other people sleeping in the house, but what a glorious time the mornings are!  I know, you think I've lost my mind.  I can say that the mornings are my most precious times with the Lord for the very reason that everyone else is asleep, snug in their beds.  The Lord and I have the house all to ourselves.  I encourage you to find a time each day when you may have solitary time with the Lord.  There is nothing sweeter.

Enjoy your weekend.  Go to church and fellowship with the saints.  Sing aloud to the Lord about His steadfast love.  Sing!

Trying to be a little quiet,
Gloria

3 comments:

Cranberry Morning

Aw, sweet baby!!! :-)

Singing to the Lord is always appropriate, although in church during the sermon it's a good idea to sing in my head, not aloud. ;-) This morning the first thing that popped into my head when I woke up was the song, 'When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.' I love it when that happens!

ღ soraya ღ

Nice post thanks for sharing...God bless you...

Renee

Adorable baby :)

Blessings, Renee

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