Fire Up The Band – sermon



Fire Up The Band
by Eddie Lawrence

Psalm 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous!

         For praise from the upright is beautiful.
 2 Praise the LORD with the harp;
         Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
 3 Sing to Him a new song;
         Play skillfully with a shout of joy. 

1. Paint God a Picture
Verse 1 tells us that when we rejoice in the Lord that He sees our praise as something very beautiful. Think of it, your attitude is a canvas and your joy is the paint, get busy! 

Imagine being in your backyard leaping up and down just having a joy party with Jesus like a little kid at a birthday party for a friend. Cake and goodies and a good time. Little kids don't worry about all the stuff we do. We need times when we can regain the perspective that we are God's kids and just rejoice in Him. 

If the neighbors call the wagon to come get you, then just take the party downtown. Seriously, splash some joy paint around each and every day.
If your day today was a painting, what emotion would it bring out in others? Just adding joy to your day, will change the whole message of it.

2. Fire Up the Band 
Verse 2 tells us that God is into guitar. People argue about this, but David knew God liked his concerts. Sound is a commodity has created and when it is used to glorify Him, He likes it. 

Some of you dudes have a Fender Strat at home in the closet, go home, pull it out, fire it up, and rock for God. May want to that several times before you perform for others……know what I mean??

Think about it: In the book of Revelation, we are told there are harps playing and a whole lot of worship going on. God likes music. He invented it. 
There are times when I get stressed out and I just pull aside, put on some great worship music and just roll my blues away. Remember how David would play and the evil spirit departed from King Saul? Yeah, anointed music can free you from a lot of stuff going on spiritually. Learn to soak in the Lord's presence while the music plays.

3. Sing God a Song
Verse 3 tells us that God wants you to write and sing Him a song. Just sing spontaneously from your heart to the Lord like a little kid would sing to his parents. God loves it when you sing to Him. He especially likes your own original stuff you share with Him.

We would not have the book of Pslams today if David had not sang new songs to the Lord. The truth is that every song we sing at one time was a new song. Birth your song to God…..who knows, He may want other folks to use it too.
(Insert a story of a famous hymn or song and how it came to be)

Conlclusion: Rejoice, praise, play and sing are all things God enjoys for us to do when it is done out of a heart of love for Him.

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