We all like to sing along to the music we listen to whether it is in our car, our house or in church. The difference is when we are in church or listening to worship music we should be doing more than simply singing along with the music. We should be singing to the Lord.
Whether you prefer hymns or contemporary Christian music, worship music is designed to worship the Lord. It is created to help give us words of praise and thanks to sing to the Lord.
I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.
But when we sing them are we really singing to the Lord or are we merely singing along? Singing worship songs should be different than singing other songs because we are singing to someone. Each time we sing a worship song we need to picture ourselves actually singing the words directly to the Lord.
Think about the last time you sang along to a worship song. Were you merely singing along or were you singing praises and thanks to the Lord? Take some time today to listen to your favorite worship music and sing the words directly to the Lord. He will be glorified and your spirit will be lifted!
- Scripture from http://www.biblegateway.com