Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teachÂ and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns andÂ songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in yourÂ hearts.Â – (Colossians 3:16)
Many translations use the term “spiritual songs” and so we missÂ the connection. From the point of view of the early believers, forÂ anything to truly be “spiritual” they have involved the HolyÂ Spirit.
Worship, and in particular singing, offers the Holy SpiritÂ a great place to be active in our lives and the lives of ourÂ brothers and sisters in Christ (Eph. 5:17-21). Whether in worshipÂ moments that are large or small, formal or informal, in the “bigÂ box” (church building) or in private places, let’s ask for the HolyÂ Spirit to be active, powerfully moving and inspiring us as weÂ worship!
Prayer :Â God Almighty, thank you for giving us music! Singing moves myÂ heart and inspires me to action. I ask that in every venue that IÂ find myself worshiping in song that your Holy Spirit will be activeÂ in my heart to inspire me to holy living, ministry, and compassion.Â In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.