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Shout To The Lord

  • Sing to Yahweh a new song! Sing to Yahweh, all the earth. Sing to Yahweh! Bless his name! Proclaim his salvation from day to day! Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. Psalms 96:1 WEB

    I was still nervous as I took the microphone. At our church, the singers in our praise and worship team had failed to show up, and the rest elected me to lead them in praise that day. I did not want to, but I got somewhere quiet, prayed and I heard the Lord tell me this very clearly. It put me in tears and changed the way that I looked at singing praise from that day forth. He said:

    'If one of your children came to you with tears in their eyes, and told you how much they loved you, and thanked you for all that you have done for them, would you care at that moment what their voice sounded like or if they pronounced every thing correctly? Would that be your focus? Or would your heart be glad and listen to what they said? Would you not be filled with joy and delight in them? Neither do I care what your voice sounds like. It is why you do it.'

    David was a praiser and God loved him. Even Jesus and the disciples sang hymns together (Mark 14:26). The Lord does not care about what your voice sounds like. Lift up your voice and sing praises to Him and you will see great rewards in your life. Chains will be broken and depression will flee. It is not how, but why. There is something about parents that love to see their children sing and our Heavenly Father is no different. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).

    Prayer: Father, I thank You today and ask that You set me free from the fear of man. Let Your praise rise up inside of me and bubble over. I praise Your wonderful name and I am so thankful to know You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Father, I thank You today and ask that You set me free from the fear of man. Let Your praise rise up inside of me and bubble over. I praise Your wonderful name and I am so thankful to know You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Thank you :) God bless

August 4, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

August 4, 2016
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Barbara Miramon
Barbara Miramon

Ah, how true this is passage is today Pastor. I never stopped to think about it, but my heart is very delighted when I hear my children singing!

August 4, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

August 4, 2016
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, daily prayer on target!

August 4, 2016
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Johanna Myott
Johanna Myott

Thank you, Pastor. Amen! 

August 4, 2016
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Tavii Martin
Tavii Martin

I need to remember this more. I am a worshiper, that's what I do but I used to without effort sing his praises night and day. Now I have to remember that peace I felt and joy I felt when me and my son (now 5yrs old) praise the Lord's name through song. I miss that!!

August 4, 2016
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

How I wish I could share the beautiful video of my 4 year old singing This little light of mine". She is a light to me and so many around us. Her Grandmother has alziemers in the early stages, and delights still in her presence and joy.  Her singing lifts my soul. Great analogy about our own singing in the eyes of our loving father. 

August 4, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN!

August 4, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

August 4, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

I always feel joy when I sing to the Lord!

August 4, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

August 4, 2016
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez

I know that when I sing songs of worship to God I not only put a smile on his face but make him laugh too. He is probably thinking to himself  "my daughter, have you ever thought of taking singing lessons?" Thank you for this wonderful reminder that God loves our voices no matter what they sound like.

August 4, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Haha, Laura, that is hilarious :)! Yes, agreed though, God loves the heart of worship :)

August 4, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella

Amen

August 4, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

August 4, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

Amen

August 4, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN! What can man do to you, Praising God delight our savior, God looks at our heart, that is what counts.

August 4, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Yes Lord these lips will praise you all the days of my life!...Amen ♡

August 4, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

amen

 

August 4, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

August 4, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Praising songs are delight to our LORD GOD when we do them.  I do not do it everyday but once in a while I sing especially when I am listining to a praising song.

August 4, 2016
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

I love to praise and sing to the Lord! I try to walk several times a week depending on how I feel. I call it my "Walk n talk" with GOD. I do get some funny looks at cars passing by as I am rising my hands in the air shouting Halleluiah, but it doesn't bother me. I don't go to any church who doesn't believe in the freedom to express how I love to praise and worship. I had a choir director tell me once that it doesn't matter how we sing---Heaven is a long way up and that by the time GOD hears it, it sounds awesome. Have a blessed day to all.

August 4, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen I do the same thing and people probably think I'm weird but oh well I get lost in Praise!

August 4, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Dear Heavenly Father I thank you for reminding me to not look for approval from man, but in everything I do Honor you , and do your will for my life in Jesus name Amen!

August 4, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!! Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-) I love to sing praaise to the Lord and when i'm a lone I think I sound okay. Well then when I sing in front of my husband I'll say do I sound okay. He startes to laugh. I think it's the way I just ask some of these off the wall questions that make him laugh. I've been like that all my life and yes I was the class clown buy i'm not giving up my singing to the Lord to be a clown. Amen! Love you Father, and I pray you like my singing I try my best and that's all I can do. <3

August 4, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen!  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Father, I thank You today and ask that You set me free from the fear of man. Let Your praise rise up inside of me and bubble over. I praise Your wonderful name and I am so thankful to know You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 5, 2016
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Barbara Miramon
Barbara Miramonedited: August 6, 2016

How true this is!  I cannot carry a tune, but I LOVE to bellow out the words to the song as loud as I can to Our Heavenly Father while I'm in church!  It brings me oh so such inner joy!

August 6, 2016