To be honest I haven’t given much thought to the spiritual discipline aspect of singing. In his blog, “Three Reasons Why Singing is Essential in the Life of the Disciple” Michael Kelley begins, “There are certain habits that are synonymous with spiritual growth. We call these things spiritual disciplines, and they’re things like reading the Bible, praying, fasting, and others. But one habit that doesn’t make the list very often is singing. That’s a bit surprising given how many times in Scripture we aren’t just asked to sing, but commanded to do so.”
For those of us who tend to be “arms folded, lips not moving” types during worship through music it may be time to move over the “joyful noise” crowd.