“Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!”
Serving requires selflessness. When we focus on ourselves, we can’t serve God. We can’t bring Him our praise because our words are as empty as our hearts towards Him. Singing is a useful marker for where our hearts are. Have you ever been in church during worship when you feel like someone stole your vocal cords? Maybe it’s not that extreme, but when we have no desire to sing to the Lord and praise Him, we may be forgetting that He is worthy of our praise!
"WHEN WE FOCUS ON OURSELVES, WE CAN'T SERVE GOD."
LORD,you alone are worthy of my praise. Forgive me for my selfishness. Thank you for tenderly caring for me. Every good thing I have comes from You! As you sing over me, let my heart resound with Your praises all day long!