Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a wonderful day. The scene out my window has changed as the trees are all laden again with snow. Spring has disappeared for now. This morning I did food prep and went to Aldi’s and my exercise class. This afternoon is Crafts and then an appointment and later is the soup supper and service at church. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
I love to sing to the Lord, especially when I am by myself in the car or out in nature. I have even sung to deer in the woods who stood still while I sang. I also love to sing together with other believers in worship, as we all praise the Lord in harmony. We are told in Col. 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in your richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.”
When we sing to the Lord, we are the performers and God is the primary audience. It isn’t really how much we get out of the experience, but it is rather for God’s glory and His pleasure. Our main concern should not be for a certain worship style that we like best, but Paul is saying to the Colossae believers that we are to be open to a variety like singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.
Singing scripture songs is especially meaningful and it is a wonderful way to memorize scripture. When our children were little, we played tapes of catchy scripture songs that helped us all memorize the verses and gave us greater recall.
One of the men from church, along with his wife, has put scripture to music, whole chapters at a time. We sang part of Colossians 3 as a congregation in church last Sunday. It is a beautiful way to let the Word get inside of us and to remain with us. Many of the Psalms are put to music, and also hymns, and songs given us spontaneously by the Holy Spirit.
Our focus is to be the Lord and we need open our hearts to embrace many kinds of worship expressions for His pleasure. Let us not be only thinking of what we prefer but remember we are singing to the Lord and come with hearts to worship.
Paul also says we are to sing with grateful hearts, remembering all that the Lord has done for us.
Challenge for today: Sing a song of praise to the Lord today and do it with a thankful heart of worship.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy