…sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to each other; sing to the Lord and make music in your heart to him.

Ephesians 5:19 (CJB 2016)

Did you know that singing has a positive impact on your brain and your overall health? Studies have found that our bodies release hormones that help to relieve anxiety and stress when we sing. Additionally, research suggests that when a group sings together, their heartbeats synchronize, fostering a sense of unity and peace. Apostle Paul, who dealt with anxiety and difficulties serving the Lord’s believers, encouraged them to communicate with each other through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. The Bible emphasizes the importance of singing praise, mentioning it more than fifty times. So, let’s not just sing, let’s worship and improve our health in the process.

When was the last time you truly sang from your heart to the Lord? Genuine praise is not just a song, it’s a deeply personal and transformative experience. Merely mouthing words to a tune won’t bring you into the presence of the Lord. When was the last time you sang, allowing the song on your lips to resonate with your soul, to connect you directly to Christ? This kind of worship is what our Lord God is seeking. He desires it because it enriches your spiritual journey. His presence in your life brings joy, a joy that is essential for your health as it fortifies you. Negative emotions and words weaken you, draining happiness from your heart. But when you engage in heartfelt worship, you tap into a source of strength and joy that is unparalleled.

Music is a beautiful gift from God. It has the power to calm your soul and rejuvenate your spirit, whether it’s through the lyrics or the melody. It can improve your blood pressure and immune system. Long before science entered the picture, singing was integral to the Bible. The Lord called upon musicians to serve various purposes, such as leading worship, preparing for battle, providing comfort, igniting spiritual fervor, celebrating victories, and mourning losses. Music is universal, it transcends language and culture, bringing us all together in praise. The Lord encourages you to praise Him for good reasons. Whether your life right now is smooth or rough, praising God can change your thoughts, heart, and life.