Spirit Inspired Songs

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Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. – (Colossians 3:16)

Many translations use the term “spiritual songs” and so we miss the connection. From the point of view of the early believers, for anything to truly be “spiritual” they have involved the Holy Spirit.

Worship, and in particular singing, offers the Holy Spirit a great place to be active in our lives and the lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ (Eph. 5:17-21). Whether in worship moments that are large or small, formal or informal, in the “big box” (church building) or in private places, let’s ask for the Holy Spirit to be active, powerfully moving and inspiring us as we worship!

Prayer : God Almighty, thank you for giving us music! Singing moves my heart and inspires me to action. I ask that in every venue that I find myself worshiping in song that your Holy Spirit will be active in my heart to inspire me to holy living, ministry, and compassion. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

3 thoughts on “Spirit Inspired Songs”

  1. “From the point of view of the early believers, for anything to truly be “spiritual” they have involved the Holy Spirit.” I completely agree with that.

  2. I sometimes found that some churches push songs and worship as a substitute for the Holy Spirit. Often churches are filled with Christians without Christ and to have an uplifting feeling in the service we sing and sing until we start to feel good.

    I love songs and I sincerely believe that the Holy Spirit is ministering through songs but we have to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and not to the “feeling”.

  3. We have love enough for the Father
    Who gave His only Son
    And we have love enough for the Word
    Whose ransom our salvation won
    But what about the Spirit?
    The Anonymous of the Three
    Yahwah and Yeshua had names
    But the Spirit was rarely called “He.”
    Giving freely of His wisdom
    When we needed it to grow
    So perhaps His time is soon to come
    Like the breeze which has yet to blow

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