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06/06/2013

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Sing And Be Happy


"Sing and be happy, press on to the goal, trust Him who leads you, He will keep your soul;
Let all be faithful, look to Him and pray, Lift your voice and praise Him in song, Sing and be Happy Today.
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From the song Sing and Be Happy... Emory S. Peck 1940

As we talked about yesterday, God certainly deserves to be praised in song. There are other reasons however, to sing of the Lord and be happy. In our singing, we have the opportunity to teach, encourage, and uplift one another. Not only are our songs of praise directed to God, but they are for one another also. I would feel really smart right now if this was my idea, but I have learned it from a higher source... "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God" (Col.3:15-16). Our brethren deserve the spiritual encouragement and teaching that emanates from our singing. King David also wrote much about a benefit of teaching... A personal one... "My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you----- I, who you have redeemed" (Psa.71:23). He found it to be a pleasant, pleasurable, and beautiful experience. The apostle Paul encouraged the people of Ephesus to be filled with the spirit as they "speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs" He wrote also: "Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord" (Eph.5:19). Through our singing, we can be enriched by the Word of Jesus Christ. Paul was sure to admonish the church at Colosse to allow the Word of Christ to dwell richly within, and then let it come out in the form of songs.... As we sing, we are able to express the grace that is in our hearts to others. I believe that through our singing that we can lead a more spirit-filled life... We can Sing and be Happy...

Have a wonderful day... Praise Him in all ways.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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