Psalm 33:1-3
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright. Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

Music activates several areas of your brain, including the amygdala, which is involved in the processing of emotions, and the medial prefrontal cortex, which is involved in the retrieval of both long and short-term memories.

Music is a very important form of communication.  When you hear music, many parts of your brain light up, including the nucleus accumbens, a part of the brain that releases the feel-good chemical dopamine and is involved in forming expectations.

The facts above show that God likes music and wired us for  singing - His Praise.  The Word says that singing praise is becoming and appropriate for us.  We are to shout for joy.   “Sing praises to God, sing praises; Sing praises to our King, sing praises.” (Ps 47:6)  In just one sentence, we are told to sing 4 times.  God is letting us know that singing is going to help us.  There are at least 64 verses about singing.

A favorite of mine is in the car,  music loud, so my voice blends in :)  I can attest to the feel-good chemical!  Soon, I’m praising, crying, shouting, singing, it’s awesome!
Hopefully you are going to a church where the Gospel (too good to be true news) is being preached and the corporate praise and worship service is powerful!
Life and death are in the power of the tongue so it is important what you are listening to.  Positive, faith based music is the key.  Some groups to consider -  Bethel Music, Planetshakers, Hillsong, Kari Jobe and Dara Maclean.

Sing and be blessed,
Lori Rola

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