A Song of Gratitude
“… For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.”1
Music and song often express the deepest emotions of our hearts. Personally, my time of worship is one of the main elements in my relationship with God. During this time, I have written song lyrics, composed music, or I simply mediate on the words of so many amazing songs of worship to God. Worship songs help me express what my brain cannot put into words at the moment. This is especially true in moments of sadness or grief.
Whether you are alone or in the midst of fellow believers, God desires us to worship him. But what kind of song is pleasing to God? Does he prefer hymns, contemporary, with instruments, acapella…? Actually, these distinctions are not what matters to God. He wants to hear our hearts. He wants our expressions of praise to be humble and authentic.
Worship should not be about us, but rather express our gratitude for all that God has done for us in Christ. Our goal is to exalt the goodness, grace, and unconditional love of God with grateful hearts. Constantly proclaiming his faithfulness to us in every season.
Suggested prayer: Dear God, my hearts desire is to worship you in Spirit and in truth. I praise you for all you have done and continue to do in my life. Thank you for Jesus who has given me hope and eternal life. Give me a heart full of gratitude in every circumstance, knowing that you are with me always and You are in control. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.
1. Colossians 3:15-16 (NLT).
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