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Tuesday 17 November 2009

God Sings

A few days ago one of our members on Worship The Rock shared a wonderful blog post called 'God Sings!'. Many of us know the verse but we all need this reminder.

Here's something I've been thinking about. Where does this act of singing come from, or why do we sing? Is it just something that we humans have discovered on our own over thousands of years and decided it was fun and we should use it to worship God? Well I think the answer is much simpler, but much bigger. God sings.

In Zephaniah (3:17) we see God delighting over us, loving us, and then Singing over us. This is something I've really never thought about alot. I've always pictured God in my mind sitting on His thrown listening to us singing and enjoying it, but I never really thought of our songs to him as 1 part in a 2 part conversation. We worship God and he loves and blesses us. We sing to God and He sings back! Or maybe I have the order wrong... It is from God first that we get song. He sings to us, and then we sing to Him. He blesses us, and we are to worship Him. That's where we get the idea of singing from i think.

In my own life I find that when things are going bad I have a tendency to question God. And what happens is I start to worry and get anxious and stop worshiping. Really, when I think about it, when things seem really tough for me, I have been so overwhelmingly blessed by God that things like finances, security, family, work, etc. are so insignificantly trivial. When I stop to think about how God blesses me it is overwhelmingly clear that even though things look tough, God is still blessing me now.

Read the rest of the blog post here.


  1. very cool post...reminded me of a line from Paramore's "my heart" which says "sing us a song and we'll sing it back to you...we could sing our own but what would it be without you"...which implies that he sings to us first and we reply in our worship...

    and Zephaniah 3:17 is probably my all time favorite verse...everytime i think about quitting the worship team i think about him delighting over me with singing...if he gets even a fraction as excited over me singing to him as i do over him singing over me then i can't help but sing to him...

  2. Very true - hard to comprehend isn't it?!

    Thanks for the comment,