I gave this word at my local church assembly this last Sunday, but it is an evergreen type of word, as various people in different places and seasons will experience this type of thing. Feel free to share it so others may receive comfort and encouragement.
Some people, through their experience, have not been singing as they have before, but there is more to this- it is a stratagem to try to steal your song.
Joy brings a song, but sorrow can stifle it or occlude it’s sound in your heart and mind.
(Sorrow can be a place for your song too, for grieving and healing, as long as we don’t let go of our song or lose it there)
Your song of worship is a crucial factor of your experience & connectedness with God. It comes out of our joy of Him, of our victories and belief. It’s also what we offer Him in response and gratitude.
Your song is a part of you, like an essence or matter.
David van Koevering (who made the first digital synth/piano keyboard), & his colleagues discovered that if they took a person’s DNA pattern and put it digitally into the keyboard it played a beautiful song. Each person’s DNA plays a unique and beautiful song.
You don’t just have a song,
You are a song.
I’ve read some various word studies of scripture, and a number of people concluded & interpreted Genesis 1, when God began to speak,
“Let there be…” that He actually sang it.
We see this concept again in Zephaniah 3 17, that He sings over us. The song of the Lord resonates in our very molecules as He sings over us with rejoicing. (And He dances -spins or whirls around us singing, more precisely)
Without your song to the Lord, a vital part of you goes into in stasis-you can feel the difference, though not always recognize right away, that it’s your song that’s missing.
If you feel you’ve lost your song, then go into that place with Him- your devotions, prayer closet, etc, and listen until you hear Him singing it back to you. Worship helps bring your song back.
Others, may we guard our hearts with diligence, keep the heart fires of our song well tended, and sing a new song.