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Music to God and He Alone

It's been a real blessing to minister musically four times last weekend.

From Methany Thorton's single release concert for "Fighter", to our regularly-scheduled two Sunday morning services at church, to the 4th Annual CFC Thanksgiving Concert. God is good.

Psalms 100:1 "Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!"

I believe there is victory when we shout and sing to the Lord in full faith and confidence that God not only hears us, but will respond, knowing exactly what we need.

Psalm 100:4 "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name."

That does not sound like a quiet setting to me. That sounds like a victorious shout of victory. Similar to the one commanded Joshua to do at the Walls of Jericho (Joshua 6:16-21).

We should have no shame in our praise. There should be no shyness in our dance, our clap, our shout, nor our singing.

If it were singing or creating music to please people, then perhaps we should be mindful of how we sound and look, but none of that matters to the God who "does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart" (1 Samuel 16:7).

I am advocate of musical precision, but sincere worship to God is no place to discriminate. There is not a single music note recorded in the Bible (hint hint). 

There is victory in praise and worship. All throughout the Bible we read where expressions of thanks, gratitude, expectation, and heartfelt concerns are communicated musically. There is no reason for us to stop now.

Knowing this, we can bring whatever is on our hearts to God as we sing, dance, clap, and praise Him. God the Almighty fights with our praises.

I choose to continue making music that glorifies God. I choose to continue serving in this capacity in my church. I choose to assist singers, artists, producers, and writers who make music that glorifies God. If no one feels it, oh well, I sing and make music to no one's glory, but God's.

And for you, or any other brothers and sisters who use their musical gifts to glorify God, this should be our attitude: We will not stop making music that glorifies God. Even if no one supports or feels it, we make music to no one's glory, but God's. 

Enjoy this clip from CFC's 4th Annual Thanksgiving Musical and be blessed!


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