The Reason I Sing
The reason I sing -- if it’s just to top a song chart, to feed the kids and get a bigger car … the skies already have a lot of stars and they all sing Your name, Lord. And if I'm here to write a #1, to get a gold or maybe platinum, make me a singer who is unsung because You won't share fame. Even accolades someday will fade away, just like me. And many years from now it won't matter how I write the rhymes I do, so help me get back to the reason I sing -- for Your glory … for You!
Psalms 97:9 - “For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.” 1Corinthians 10:31 - “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” Psalms 138:5 - “Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.” Psalms 104:33 - “I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.”
I'm always looking for the limelight, but compared to You I'm just a night light against the blazing sun. I enter rooms and hope they notice me, to fill my social insecurities. I'm asking, “Is there any hope for me?” because I know there’s room for only One. Why are we so convinced a bigger audience is simply common sense to have? Maybe success is measured best by nothing less than our obedience. So Jesus, if I'm destined for a small stage, small crowds and small pay, then maybe even in a small way I can bring You fame. Lord, help me get back to the reason I sing … for You!
God created music so we can worship Him. Does the music you listen to glorify God?