The Preparation

By Terri Pettyjohn
Writer and Author, Contributing Writer, EXW
February 09, 2012

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Psalm 147:1 “Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise Him!”

Do you remember the days not so long ago when a good Sunday morning service was characterized by the length of the sermon? I can still remember my step-father saying that we shouldn’t sing so many songs so we could have more time in the Lord. I could never think of the right response to that comment then; but, now I know that to be able to receive the Word my heart has to become ready by worshiping first. As we repeat songs in a service it becomes less and less about the words, and more about the meaning of what we are singing. Just as repetition helps us to put facts into our brains, so I believe repetition helps us absorb what we are singing. When the words are no longer an issue when can close our eyes and close out the world around us.

Terri Pettyjohn
Writer and Author, Contributing Writer, EXW
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