The Health of Praising God

There are many ways we express delight. We clap. We cheer. We give time and gifts. Sometimes we even do a little dance (or is that just me?).  Throughout the Old and New Testaments, we see another way to show joy: singing.

God knew it was good for us for many reasons, aside from the truth that He deserves it.

In fact, I recently read an article on the healthy effects of singing. Scientists found out that not only does singing allow our minds and emotions to function better, it also leads to positive long-lasting changes in our hearts and lungs.

I love this so much. Of course, God doesn’t need a thing from us, but many times throughout the Scripture we are called to sing to Him and glorify Him. He asks us to sing to Him not just because He deserves it, but also because it is good for us!

Colossians 3:23 reminds us that whatever we do, we can give glory to God through it. We are called to bring Him our whole lives. One of the best ways we do this is through making a joyful noise to the Lord.

Beyond singing, we make a joyful noise to the Lord through many avenues. We can glorify God through the words we use when we speak to others. We glorify God by the way we walk into a room with peace and encouragement instead of frustration or fear. Because of the Holy Spirit living in us, we can bring Him glory in every part of our lives.

So, friends, this week let’s remember that in singing and in all of our lives, we can give glory to our Lord. We can also rest in the gracious gift from God that that he made praising Him something that is also good for us too!

We'd love to hear if you've learned something this week through praising God instead of just going about the day as usual. Let us know in the comments!

And of course, if you're joining along with us in this week's memory verse, happy memorizing! If you'd like a free printable of this or other verses please check out our Memory Verse page or sign up for our emails. Happy memorizing!

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