Have you ever had a spiritual breakthrough in an area of your life due to the way a song helped you reevaluate what you’d been doing? For me I feel like the lessons I’ve been taught the most, and frankly have grown numb to, are the areas most open to this sort of revelation. The connection between the Bible and music are undeniable. It also reveals God’s nature.
In the Name Dropping series we are investigating a few different names for God which reveal His nature. This nature is self prescribed through the names God claims, but I feel we sometimes gloss over the simple beauty described. Yeshua hamashiach (Anointed One), Eloah (God of Israel), Hashem (the Name) are just a few examples of the way God is referenced in the Hebrew language. With these beautiful names, and with the very frequent reminder through the Bible to sing and praise I believe we are painting a picture of a God who understands the power of worship in our lives.
What’s the point? My goal for today is to illustrate a new way God is with you—He’s present through your voice. Through our lamentations during hard times, through the sympathetic words to a friend in his time of need, through the way you speak with grace to someone you don’t particularly like, and through your praise in the good times—God gave you the ability to express authentic reactions in all stages of life, and the way you do that is unique, and powerful!
What we say matters, and often what we say can reveal how we understand God and His proximity to us. If you believe God is with you, your words and actions are different, and you express joy and love. If you believe God is far, you will express sadness, fear, and worry. What if we used our voice this week to portray the good things God has done, and has promised to do?
Rest today on the fact that God’s loving presence never ebbs or flows,never fades or grows. He is as close to you now as He ever has been. Then listen to Yahweh by Worship Mob to lock that truth into your day.