Singing to the Lord
Ephesians 5:19

The Upward Look
    by Max D. Hutto,

“speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;” Ephesians 5:19 NASB

A believer who is filled, guided, and controlled by the Holy Spirit will burst forth in praise to God. Scripture and songs of worship will overflow from the believer’s heart to the Lord. There is a vertical dimension of worship where songs are praising God. There is also a horizontal dimension of worship where songs are testifying to others about what God has done for the believer. Expressing feelings, yearnings, and desires of the heart, singing is an important and vital aspect of a believer’s worship.

Lord Jesus, You have filled my heart and my life with songs. May I faithfully and joyously sing Your praises and tell others of Your great love, mercy, and grace.


  September 29, 2023   -  © Copyright 2023, Max D. Hutto.

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