Sing What You Mean

By Terri Pettyjohn
Writer and Author, Contributing Writer, EXW
October 11, 2011

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Matthew 12:36 “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.”

When do we stop singing phrases and begin to offer praise? There is an old hymn that says, “I’ll go where you want me to go”. How many Christians would never think about stooping to lying, but by singing words without meaning them, have lied? Not only do we mean we won’t go to the mission field, but we sure won’t go anywhere that is not in our dayplanner. But, when we close our eyes and shut the world out something begins to happen to our hearts and minds and what we are singing becomes our praise to Him, it is no longer vague and impersonal, it is our conversation with God at this special moment. When we sing the words of adoration to our God, make them the prayer of your heart. Be careful not to sing what you wouldn’t speak with your mouth. The Bible says that someday we must give account for every word we’ve spoken, so make sure your mouth and your heart are in sync before you sing what you don’t mean.

Terri Pettyjohn
Writer and Author, Contributing Writer, EXW
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