Dr. Kluane Spake
Music, at its essence, is what gives us memory. Stevie Wonder
In the past, I sang every single day. Now, like many others, it seems that my harp has been hung on the willow tree (Ps. 137:2) … only singing at a worship services, but not alone.
For this new year, I hear the Lord say, “SING!”
You are created as an instrument that can sing. Music holds the power of creation. The stars sang at creation and the angels sang at the birth of Christ.
Think about how when you breathe to sing, it moves breath circularly inside your body. Your breath fills your lungs and presses against your heart. “Sing and make music FROM YOUR HEART to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19).
Imagine how singing touches your mind and your heart at the same time. It also expands your lungs and causes inspiration to increase.
As you sing, visualize how sound resonates in your sinus cavities and fills your head with energetic reverberations. Feel how your mind ignites with new passion and zeal. REALIZE THAT EVERY NOTE MOVES THROUGH YOU FROM THE KINDOM WITHIN — and then, OUT OF YOU TO THE KINGDOM WITHOUT.
Sing when you are barren – when things don’t go your way, when people disappoint you. Sing when you are in trouble (Acts 16:25). Sing as you rejoice (Ps. 132:9). You can sing a new song never heard before (Is. 42:10). Fresh original singing comes from inspiration and moves into your conscious thoughts — and then out from you.
There is a song of freedom (Ps. 68:6). A song about God’s love (Ps. 89:1).
Perhaps every leader should learn to harmonize in tune with others. We can learn how to illustrate the meaning of “how to fit in” and not be out of sync or out of tune with what others sins. Singing harmony is a demonstrate unity – which is defined as “a symphony” — where believers resonate together with the Lord — and come into alignment with one another. (Also see: Ex. 15:1, 2 Chron. 5:13, Ps. 40:3, 57:7, 71:23, 95:1, 98:1-7, 110:1, 105:2, 135:3, 150:1-5, Col. 3:16, Heb. 2:12, Rev. 14:3-4,
Singing anchors us to memories like nothing else. We can remember more and learn better when we sing. Each of us has our own song… out of our soul. We don’t have to sing well to be filled with thanksgiving.
I will sing (my choice) to the Lord ALL MY LIFE; I will sing praise to my God as LONG AS I LIVE” Ps. 104;33).