Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness. Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you.You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering. The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God. Psalm 51:14-17
This is my all-time favorite version of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. I think I love it so much because, beyond the musical talent and trained voices, these women give it all to God through their song. Their voices drip with thanksgiving to an awesome God.
Have you ever thought what being vulnerable in your praise can do for you? Do you find yourself holding back when it comes to offering your voice and praises to God?
Today’s message is short. Pray David’s prayer. Offer your soul to God as you worship him in song. And may God unseal your lips to praise him. As you soak it his glory may you feel small and recognize just how amazing the God you serve is.