11 December, 2015

Our Happy God

Does God sing?  

I’d never thought about it before, until I was reading a passage in Isaiah 12. Verse five says, “Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.” I was thinking about that; God wants us to sing. It’s pretty clear in the Bible that we are to praise God, be joyful, happy, and sing. 

When you think of what God is like, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it’s how big and powerful He is. Maybe it’s how righteous and intolerant of sin He is. Maybe it’s how loving and forgiving He is. For me, when I think of God, I think of how Jesus when He was on earth was meek, gentle, and compassionate. I think of Him as fairly passive, and almost sad. Of course God, because of His love for us, is sad when we do wrong, or are wronged, and sad because of sin and all its consequences. But, God is not going to ask us to do something He wouldn’t do. So we can gather that if we’re meant to be happy, joyful Christians, singing and praising, then God is a happy God. He smiles, He laughs, He rejoices, and He must sing.

I like that picture. I like to think that God is happy, upbeat and positive. I like to think that He gets really excited when we repent (Luke 15:7), or have victory over sin. I like to think He has a sense of humour, and laughs over funny things like we do. I like to think that heaven is filled with the music of God singing. Could you imagine it? Heaven is a happy place, and how could it be a happy place if God is not a happy God? 

So that's what I've been thinking about recently. What do you think? How do you imagine God and heaven?  

P.s Look at this verse my Mum just pointed out: 

"The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing." Zechariah 3:17


  1. Well, I guess that last verse just confirms the whole post, hey! :)

    Your mind seems to be running wild with all these thoughtful posts you've been putting up lately. It's a good thing and I enjoy reading it. :)

    1. Yes, I can't believe I didn't come across that verse before! The post is kind of pointless after it, I know, but anyway. :) Thanks for your encouragement; sometimes I wonder whether people are sick of me yet, so praise God you're enjoying it. :)

  2. such a cool way to think of things x
    Savannah // www.zolablog.com

    1. Thank you! And thanks for commenting too; I'm now checking out your blog! :)

  3. such a beautiful verse. I love the picture of God singing over us. I often think of that when I cant sleep. I imagine him singing me to sleep.

    so beautiful :)

    have a great day lovely<3


    1. That's a beautiful thought - God singing us lullabies. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for reading and commenting. You have a wonderful day too. :)

  4. Yes, I definitely think He does! And... I also think that He has a sense of humor. After all, watching a lamb or goat bounce and play around (or any baby animal, at that), I can't believe that God would create us and them to have a character dimension that He not only has, but is better at than us?
    Anyway, great post! I enjoyed it and it brought a smile to my face, to think about God with a grin on his face and happily singing! <3


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