I have been singing for as long as I can remember. It lifts my soul and reminds me who and what are important. At a very young age, my Uncle Gary took an interest in me and helped me learn how to sing properly and how to use that talent for the Lord. The very first solo I sang was “Have Thine Own Way, Lord.” It was in the basement of a church when I was in the sixth grade that my uncle explained that principle to me about God being the potter and me being the clay. He then made me explain it to several others before he allowed me to sing that song before a group of singles he and my aunt worked with. Experiences like that, as a young person, permanently implanted a song in my heart.
I then did all I could as a mom to teach my girls to sing. We always sang in the car – – it was our way of getting from one place to another. I taught them to sing in church and sang with them. It was a great way for them to serve the Lord. What fun that was! I still love to sing with my girls! I sing a lot in the car to this day – and with all my might! Sometimes I get strange looks, but I refreshes my spirit . . . every time!
“Let me encourage you to start singing again. Yes, even when you’re alone. Add it to your time with God. Get up with a song. Before anything in the day has a chance to squeeze it out of you, express your praise in a song” (Growing Deep in the Christian Life, p. 399).
Psalm 92:1, “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High.”