Melodies From the Heart

Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre! Psalm 149:3 ESV

One thing I delight in discovering, is how much people of all ages love to sing to God, and they love to do it together! Much is said about how we need to be setting time aside to be alone with God. But it is equally important that we join together to praise and there is nowhere I have seen that better than in long term care. Whether we are meeting in memory care or assisted living, residents really enjoy singing, as much as they are able to.

Maybe that is because music welcomes us to participate, in a way that preaching does not. Praising God also means putting God’s word into action. It shows unity, because we join our voices to sing the same words and notes (mostly!). It gives us joy because we can clap our hands, or just close our eyes in quiet worship no matter the situation we are facing. Most of all, worship puts our focus on God. He becomes the center of our attention when we as members of His family join as one to praise His name! Today’s video tells the story of two friends and their two parakeets, and how we used to sing together. I hope you can take the time to join us and sing along with these good old-fashioned gospel songs!

Author: pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

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