Day 6: Reason I Sing
Day 6: Reason I Sing
As believers, there are so many reasons to sing, and it all points back to one thing: Jesus. Every line of this song lists another blessing of abundant life that is made possible by Him. The entire Bible is one unified, redemptive story that leads to Him. I wrote this song to be the first song of a worship set—a heart-focusing declaration that magnifies the one who it’s all about...Jesus.
Colossians is a letter in the New Testament written by the Apostle Paul, who was sitting in a prison cell in Rome. He began to hear of some serious threats that were facing this young church plant. They were feeling the pressure of a group called the Gnostics that spoke against the divinity and authority of Jesus. Paul wasn't having it. He responded with one of the richest descriptions of Jesus in the New Testament:
“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross” (Col. 1:15-20).
A.W. Tozer says, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
What would it look like to be so overcome with the greatness of Jesus in our lives that all we can do is sing!
Here are few ways we can help expand our reasons to worship Jesus:
1. Take a few minutes and write down a list of personal blessings in your life that have come from God.
2. Write a list of attributes that can be found in scripture about the goodness of God.
3. Maybe try writing your own song or poem to express some of the reasons why He is worthy of our song.
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Phil Wickham is...
Since his self-titled debut in 2006, Phil Wickham has emerged as a leader in the modern worship movement, penning countless songs sung in churches around the world. His RIAA Gold®-certified single, “This Is Amazing Grace,” was his first career No. 1, holding the top spot for 13 consecutive weeks and named Billboard’s No. 1 “Christian Airplay Song of the Year” in 2014 and BMI’s “Christian Song of the Year” in 2015. His anthemic “Living Hope,” also RIAA Gold-certified, earned him a GMA Dove Award for “Worship Recorded Song of the Year” in 2019.
His latest project, Hymn of Heaven (June 25, 2021, Fair Trade Services), was written during a year when the family of God couldn’t physically gather in houses of worship around the world. “Hymn of Heaven is full of praise and thankfulness, just lifting up the name of Jesus and speaking what we really know the reality is even though we don’t see it,” he says. “All I want to do is facilitate moments where people can encounter the presence of God.” The album’s first single, “Battle Belongs,” had already topped five different radio charts for multiple weeks.
Wickham’s music has received hundreds of millions of streams across his catalog and platforms, with his discography including eight full-length projects, multiple Christmas releases, and a series of popular Singalong records that capture Wickham’s songs doing what they were always meant to do—giving people language to sing to God. To find out more, visit PhilWickham.com