Sing Your Song
A devotional by Mirachelle Canada
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!” – Psalm 100:1-2 (ESV)
Sing! Sing a song to God.
The call for people to sing in public induces anxiety in most people because of the world’s standards. Some claim tone deafness, some claim fear of being shy or not wanting to stand out. I have a family member who won’t sing at all because when she was young someone told her that she didn’t have a voice worth the sound of song. Such a lie broke my heart for her. Someone had stolen her authentic praise and worship voice from her.
I love to sing, but I wasn’t always good at it. I’ve been singing since I was a child because my mother loves to sing. For me it took a lot of practice and finally pushing beyond criticism to believe in my own voice. The voice God had given me. It’s not going to resound from a Broadway stage or win America’s Got Talent. No. It does something bigger and better than that. The sound of it brings glory and honor to God.
Each of us has a unique voice that is God-given and meant to praise and exalt him. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it is commanded to be offered up to him. No, you don’t have to sing aloud in church. Yes, God knows the song of your heart, but he also doesn’t want anything to hinder your outward expression of song. Your song is a love song back to him. It is powerful and can transform the atmosphere around you.
The Psalms of David in the Bible show us the need and freedom to praise and worship God with song in every season of our lives. During the good, the bad, and even the ugliest moments. Why? Because God delights in your praise and worship. Your song opens the heavens and chases away the darkness. Songs create miracles. Songs change lives.
In Exodus 15:1-2 ESV, after God delivered Moses and the people of Israel from Egypt, they sang a song to the Lord, saying, “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.”
Has God been victorious in your life? Have you experience his goodness, faithfulness, and blessings? Just for the air you breathe, there should be a resounding yes! Take that breath and make a joyful noise to your God today. Cast away any fear and go for it! Your song is worthy. Your song is beautiful. Your song is a delight to the Father, who loves you beyond measure.
God promises that your sound will not return void. He will receive your praise, and all of Heaven will rejoice with you. It’s what we were made for—to sing and shout unto the Lord. And if you can’t think of anything to sing, just open the bible to Psalm and pick one. Then let go and sing and dance like David! God is waiting to hear your song.
Let’s Pray: Dear God, thank You for my unique singing voice that You created in me to praise and worship You. Bless my song as I open my mouth and offer You my sounds of thanksgiving. Give me the courage to sing for You despite my circumstances. Help me to praise You in every season. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.
Song of Reflection: “The Goodness of God” Live with Jenn Johnson (Bethel Music). Listen to it here.
Mirachelle Canada is a writer, playwright, screenwriter, and theatre director/producer from Northern Virginia, where she teaches television production at her high school alma mater.
She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Script & Screenwriting from Regent University and is an alumnus of Act One: Hollywood Film & Television Writing Program.
Mirachelle is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, American Fiction Writers Virginia Chapter, The Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild, and Your Novel Blueprint.
She is currently working on her first historical fiction novel set during WWII.
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