Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Heart of God’s Musician

Talk 1 : The Heart of God’s Musician
CFC Music Ministry STAR Series

It has often been said that “When we sing, we pray twice!” and perhaps that is rightfully so. Given the kind of busy world we have and the hurried lives we lead, we may say God is blessed enough to have a portion of our time, for prayer. And perhaps we can say God does not have much of a choice with the time we give Him. We can pray hurriedly or reflectively. What matters to us, is that we pray.

Of course, this is not what we advocate. Prayer is really setting aside time for God. It’s not so much what we say, as opening to God, what is inside our heart: what He is telling us, how we are responding and how He is transforming us. Now if prayer is finding time despite our business to look at God, mind Him and tell Him that we love Him, how much more is it to sing our love to Him through music. Singing is not just words – it is setting words to tone and melody such that our words are accompanied by the heart. How much more indeed God will be pleased with music. It is not therefore a surprise that when we sing, we truly pray twice.