Sing a new song to the Lord!
Sing God's praises!
Do you like to sing? I have grown up loving music, and knowing I have no musical talent. I still remember playing my Michael English cassette tape, singing along and telling my mom how great I was. I told her I should sing it as a solo. She gave the sweetest non-committal, truthful answer ever. Something like, "Sure Emily, but I think that was written for a man, right?"
I wasn't exactly crestfallen, instead, I was sure I should show her that I could do it. Then proceeded to chicken out. I practice though. I love music. I listen to all kinds of music and love to sing along with it when I can! Thankfully, I try to spare you of my "talents"!
But I love to sing. Do you love to sing? Its something that we as a culture are losing. The only places we sing together are some concerts and church. I love the idea of raising our voices TOGETHER to God!
These two Psalms spoke to me at a basic level. Did you know that the areas for singing and for speaking are in two different hemispheres of our brain. When I worked with the elderly, I knew people who had lost the ability to speak. To remember their own names. But you would play amazing grace and they would sing. Or hum. They still remembered the songs, even when they forgot the words.
So SING! Sing a song! Sing it proud. And sing it to God!!
Have a great day!