Monday, 1 February 2016

S - S is for Sing and Speak!


Have you ever had that constant business of mind that prevents you from having a proper quiet time, or where your mind is just so busy that the whole renewing of it seems impossible?  My mind is often in that place.  I think the devil likes to keep our minds busy with, well, everything, so we find it too difficult to renew our minds, or focus on God's word, or remember a great breakthrough.

A while ago I was told two things that help to get our minds in a place where we want them to be.  They are simple and they work, for me anyway.

  1. Speak the word out aloud.  Rom 10 v 17:  So faith comes from hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the [preaching of the] message concerning Christ.  When you are speaking the word out aloud firstly you are hearing it so you have to concentrate on what you are saying and secondly, your faith grows!  Its biblical, thus true!  Sometimes I find myself reading a whole page before I realize I have no idea what I just read.  Its in those moments I read aloud and actually HEAR the word so it impacts me.  
  2. Sing praises!  Yes, sing!  I was told that when you sing you cannot think!  So I gave it a try!  My mind used to harp on a great tragedy in our lives, a falling out in the family, and really, that is all my mind was consumed with and my mind needed a break!!! So I would drop my girls off at school, turn up the praise music and sing at the top of my voice all the way home!  And yes, it works.  But not only did my brain stop obsessing in those moments, I was praising my Lord!  That reminds me of Jehoshaphat (2 Chron 20), where God told them to put the praise singers ahead as they stood still and waited on the Lord to do battle on their behalf!  Yes, singing shuts the busy mind down, praises our God, and brings about victory! 



Psalm 96 v 1-4:  O sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord, all the earth! (2)Sing to the Lord, bless His name;  Proclaim good news of His salvation from day to day.  (3) Declare His glory among the nations, His marvellous works and wonderful deeds among all the peoples.  (4) For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.

So, sing my fellow bloggers!  Sing songs of praise when that mind of yours cannot desist in over-thinking everything! And Speak His word out aloud!

God bless
Tracy

9 comments:

  1. Indeed Tracy, good advice. When I write a piece that I feel unsure of I need to read it out loud- and it sounds clearer when I do that. So yes, reading Go's word out loud also works for me. That singing- well...... not sure my hubby would enjoy that and as he works from home will just hum every now and then ;-)! Nice start to my week, thank you.

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    1. Hi Anita, lol, I tend to sing on the top of my voice ALONE lol
      God bless

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  2. I am singing and speaking out loud. Drowning out the noises of my head!!!
    Great post my precious friend!!
    Xoxo

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    1. Hi Stacey, amen, way to go
      God bless

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  3. YES! Singing will dispel the gloom, and we cannot lose when we speak God's Word. Thanks for the reminder, Tracy. :) God bless you.

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    1. Hi Cheryl, is it not amazing the power of God's word?
      God bless

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  4. My blog this week also talked about speaking the Word out loud! It's powerful when we do!!

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Hi Sharon, going over now to visit
      God bless

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  5. Because we have a new puppy, and the weather has been so cold, we have allowed our dogs to stay in the house. This means they need to go outside every so often. When I take them out, I SING in the Spirit, a new song. Our neighbors are not real close, so I can do as I please - - . . My dogs think I am singing them a lullaby. Yes, I do know there is power in speaking the word over our situations, but singing is a way of praying too. Thanks for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

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