Sing // Five Minute Friday

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Ever since I was a little girl, I loved to sing. I always wanted to have a voice good enough to take part in plays, or musicals, and after I came to know the Lord, sing on worship teams.

Fast forward to several years back when my dream came true and I was allowed to sing on our worship teams at church. I am not the best singer, and I really had to work at it to hit my notes, but I enjoyed getting on stage, closing my eyes and singing my heart out to the One who is worthy, and to the One always accepts my offering of song whether I’m on key or not.

God always accepts my offering of song whether I'm on key or not. #fmfparty Click To Tweet

Although my husband and I weren’t blessed with the greatest of vocal genes, my children on the other hand, well, let’s just say, they can SING! Somehow the gift of song passed through us on to almost all of them. Three of our four children are worship leaders. Our oldest son has launched a three-song EP with our son-in-law and a friend, and they are working on their first full length worship album. Here is a link to the EP. My son sings the first song, and my daughter and son-in-law sing the second. I love watching my children grow in their gift of worship leading.

I am thankful that I get to use my voice to give praise to the One who is worthy, no matter what it may sound like.

I will sing to the LORD as long as I live. I will praise my God to my last breath! (Psalm 104:33)

Barbie

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12 Responses

  1. Great message here, Barbie. I suspect, however, that if I am required to sing hymns of praise in Heaven, God will surreptitiously slip a pair of foam plugs into His ears.

    Yeah. That bad.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/04/your-dying-spouse-300-bucket-list.html

  2. Lesley says:

    I love to sing too- it is such a great way to praise God and I love how he accepts our offering of song no matter how good our voice is. What matters is that we’re singing for him. Visiting from #13.

  3. God accepts our imperfect worship and it becomes perfected in Him… I’m so glad he does that! I love being on my worship team as well, encouraging hearts into His presence. Worship readies us for Him to move. Sometimes it’s the only offering we have left, and what a wonderful God we serve, He honors it every time.
    Blessings, Barbie! Have a fantastic weekend praising Him!

  4. Tara says:

    I’m not a good singer, I envy those who can. But then I remember we’ve all been given different gifts.
    I’m in the 49 spot this week.

  5. rejoice indeed with those who can sing well (your younglings) and those of us who might not (like me). 🙂 But regardless…we aught to be singing eh? 🙂

  6. Great story on this week’s prompt, Barbie! Glad to linkup with you here AND there this week!

  7. June says:

    I’m a hummer, lol 😉 I think it’s wonderful that your children were given such a gift, Barbie! Thank you for posting the link to the EP! Blessings on your Sabbath!

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