I think that saying what we mean is important. And the same goes for when we sing.
I was sitting in worship tonight, and as much as I usually love singing in worship, tonight just wasn’t happening. In every song there were lines that I felt like I couldn’t sing because I didn’t fully believe them or live them out.
This is a dangerous place to be in, I think.
On one hand it’s good that you don’t just blindly sing anything, because then it’ll become hard if God tries to convict you of something in a song. But on the other hand, you don’t want to not sing everything just because you’re human and you make mistakes and you don’t always believe what the song is saying.
Earlier tonight I was thinking that I couldn’t sing the songs because I didn’t understand them in my heart. I knew what they were saying but they weren’t happening for me. But at the end of the night, God gently let me know that even if they don’t feel true, I’m singing them because it strengthens faith and praise and gives me hope. And one day, every single line will be true in my life.
One of the lines I couldn’t sing was “great is the love poured out for all”. Well, at the time I didn’t believe it. I still don’t fully understand it. But God is telling me to sing it because He is making it true in my life. I sing and He hears. Singing is prayer.
He is making what I sing come true, even if it doesn’t fully settle in your heart at the time. Don’t be afraid to sing something when you’re not fully ‘there’ yet. He’ll make sure you get there.