Friday, August 22, 2008

Singing With Your Mind

Not sure what has gotten in to me today - I'm posting like crazy for some reason.

Here's another interesting passage...

1 Corinthians 14:15 What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.

Paul is urging the Corinthians when they speak to speak in a way that "speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation."

I think sometimes we "sing to ourselves" in worship. We sing songs that make us happy, but don't necessarily edify the body. It's difficult sometimes to find the balance. I love new songs, but it's pretty obvious that not everyone likes the music I like. I need to be mindful to sing in a way that will communicate and edify, not just to make me feel good.

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