Did you get sung to sleep? Chances are if you did, you also sang your little ones to sleep as well. These songs evolved, depending on when and where you lived. Parents have sung lullabies dating back 4000 years. Many seemed to contain shaky undertones as well as hopes and dreams for better days. It didn’t matter whether your voice was beautiful or not; you were both comforted by the singing.
There are two types of people, those who can play music and sing and those who wish they could. Singing has been around, I suppose, since the beginning of time. According to Statistica,* the music industry brought in 23 billion dollars in 2020. So why do we spend so much money on music? It motivates, connects, encourages, relaxes, and excites us. Music is powerful.
God loves music and singing. There are over 200 verses on singing, not including music. I am not a musician, but I can play a rhythm guitar. I used to play and sing at the church I attended. Granted, I’m not talented, but I did have a song, and I worshipped. Then I changed churches. The musicians and singers at my new church are more capable, and I wasn’t familiar with the new music. So, now I am a worshiper instead of a singer or musician. That being said, I pretty much quit singing. It’s been around four years. Since I didn’t play at church, I didn’t see the need to play or sing.
A couple of weeks ago, I was praying, and the Lord spoke to my heart, “You don’t sing to me anymore.” Oh no, was He disappointed? Did I neglect my Lord? I had to ask myself, why did I sing? If I was singing for God, why did I quit? I have to tell you, I have repented. I’ve been singing to the Lord throughout the day lately. God enjoys hearing me, even though my voice isn’t beautiful. I have been feeling better physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
You don’t have to be good at it; just sing a song of worship. The Lord will be smiling, and so will you. You will probably sleep better too.
“O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.” (Psalms 96:1)