Singing Theologian

The last several days, I have found myself just lost in the Word of God. I don’t know if any can relate to this emotion. I have this new found love for the Word that I don’t feel was there before. Sometimes I go through these phases of constantly consuming scripture; reading, studying, researching and all of a sudden I stop. Every Christian will go through the ups and downs of being vigilant in scripture reading, but this emotion is very specific. Recently, I have been watching Sermons by a man who has caused me to fall in love with the Word of  God, Bob Mumford. If you have not heard of this incredible man of God, go and listen his video called, “Agape Reality”. If you have heard Bob Mumford preach, talk or have read his books, this man talks about Jesus in a whole new way. In some of his videos he mentions a verses in the Gospels that many are familiar with. But, Bob is overcome by emotion as he reads the simplest of verses. The verses that you and I have read quickly through, Bob has wepped over. That’s what I want. I want to be so lost in the Word of God that even the simplest of verses would cause me to fall even more in love with Jesus. Something that I have been doing quite recently is singing the word of God. This may be new and possibly w eird to you, but I found that it opened up something new in my walk of faith. I specifically have stayed in the Psalms, becuase they were meant to be sung. Yesterday I sat at the piano and opened up to Psalm 23 and began to sing it through. At first it was just to systematically sing it through. Once I had sung through it, I returned to verses one and two and I felt the wave of the presence of God rush over me like someone uncapping an oil well. I that moment, I was lost in worship. I kept singing about the shepherd, the good leader, His perfect leadership, His Fatherhood and Holy Spirit just kept going and going. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” The Word of God is most definately alive and I saw it first hand. His Word transformed me and it renewed me. There is something about singing the Word of God that is so powerful that we need to do it more often. You don’t have to be a musician or a singer to do this. When you are in the quitness of your room, just let yourself go. No one’s watching, so who cares. Begin to sing the song of praise to God. I noticed a world of a difference as I sang the word of God. This is my challenge to you, if you have been struggling to  enter into the  presence of God, struggling to get into the word, begin to sing it and watch and see what happens to you. Give it a try.

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