I LOVE to hear her SING to Me…

A few weeks ago my boys and I went to Hawaiian Falls for some fun in the sun.  Little did we know that on the same day Girl Scout Troops had also planned a full day to play at the water park too.  So tons of little girls were all giggling around us having fun on the water slides, floating down the lazy river, standing under the huge bucket of water and feeling it downpour on their heads and so much more.

They had a DJ announcing karaoke time and the little girls rushed to get in line.  They searched over the music list wanting to sing to their favorite tunes.  The line began to get longer and longer as the girls were waiting to sing their hearts out.  They were clapping and jumping up and down and so excited.

Lots of girls sang, but this one girl stood out to me the most. She was around 6 years old.  She walked out to the center of the stage and held onto her microphone and looked out into the crowd.  Her mom was recording her on video and capturing the moment.  The song began to play and she began to sing. She sang with such a confidence and a sweet innocence of a little child.

She sang “who says, who says you’re not perfect, who says you’re not worth it, who says you’re not pretty, who says you’re the only one that’s hurtin’, who says you’re not beautiful… Who Says” by Selena Gomez.

The words to the song and the little girl singing began stirring up something inside of me that I have not been able to shake.

I felt the same thing yesterday at church during worship.  We were seated in overflow room and a sweet Embrace Grace mama that is pregnant sat beside me and she was holding her little 3 year old girl in her arms.  She was singing her heart out to Jesus.  I had my eyes closed for a moment and could just hear her voice singing and I heard a whisper…

“Tell her I love to hear her sing to Me!”

I looked over at her and smiled.  She had what looked like a tear falling down her cheek and she said “she is singing with me”.  Her little 3 year old daughter was singing along with her mommy to Jesus.

That made Jesus smile!! He loves to hear us sing to Him.  We can be singing in the shower, singing our baby to sleep, singing along to the radio, singing with the worship team, or even making up our own melody.  Jesus absolutely loves to hear us sing to Him.

I will sing a song to the Lord.”  Judges 5:3

“I’m singing my heart out to God.”  Exodus 15:1

No matter if we are feeling happy, sad or a little in between,  we can sing and praise Him and it begins to lift our hearts. Begin to sing to Jesus and everything else seems to melt away in His Presence.

Now, back to that song that the little girl scout was singing… the lyrics to the song keep ringing in my ear even now as I am typing this.  I am sure you have heard this song and have sang along to it on the radio many times.  Look with me at these words like you have not heard this song before and I hope it speaks to you in a whole new way.

“Who Says” by Selena Gomez

I wouldn’t wanna be anybody else, hey

You made me insecure,
Told me I wasn’t good enough.
But who are you to judge
When you’re a diamond in the rough?
I’m sure you got some things
You’d like to change about yourself.
But when it comes to me
I wouldn’t want to be anybody else.

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na

I’m no beauty queen
I’m just beautiful me

You’ve got every right
To a beautiful life

Who says, who says you’re not perfect?
Who says you’re not worth it?
Who says you’re the only one that’s hurtin’?
Trust me, that’s the price of beauty
Who says you’re not pretty?
Who says you’re not beautiful?
Who says?

It’s such a funny thing
How nothing’s funny when it’s you
You tell ‘em what you mean
But they keep whiting out the truth
It’s like a work of art
That never gets to see the light
Keep you beneath the stars
Won’t let you touch the sky

Who says you’re not star potential?
Who says you’re not presidential?
Who says you can’t be in movies?
Listen to me, listen to me
Who says you don’t pass the test?
Who says you can’t be the best?
Who said, who said?
Won’t you tell me who said that?
Yeah, who said?

Who says you’re not perfect?
Who says you’re not worth it?
Who says you’re the only one that’s hurtin’?
Trust me, (yeah) that’s the price of beauty
Who says you’re not pretty? (Who says you’re not beautiful?)
Who says? 

We know who puts those thoughts and lies in our head- the enemy does.

Let’s fight back with singing our hearts out to Jesus!

Jesus says you are worth it!  You are pretty! You are beautiful! And You can do anything you dream.

He says:  “I Love to hear you sing to Me!  Start today. You have a beautiful voice.   Lift up your voice to Me.  Just open up your mouth and let the words come out. Sing a new song to me.”

Written by Salina Duffy

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