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Giving Thanks through Song


By Benjamin H. Liles

          Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father. ~ Ephesians 5:19-20


          Thanksgiving and Singing. This is something that our Father in Heaven loves to hear. By doing so it unleashes the power and might of Him who saves. Then, it allows for our spirits to be brought up. I remember it being said, “When someone is in a tight spot, a well or a pit, and you try helping them out – they end up bringing you down.” The idea I’m getting to here is that when we sing and give thanks to God we allow ourselves to be at the same level as another who desires out of that “tight spot.” 

          No one can bring you down or pull you into that same situation. Rather, we need to keep Him and His word on our lips, continually. Giving Him praise, in song and in our words, shows how much we truly think and seek after Him. That’s the reason for giving Him thanks and offering up our songs of praise to and of Him. I hope this encourages you to offer up a thanks of praise to Jesus for all He's done on your behalf. Amen.