Ephesians 5:19 (KJV), “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord”.
To make melody in our hearts to the lord, to come unto Him ready to worship, ready to enter in to the heart of worship, to praise Him right form the start, is something we should learn to do. We should always be prepared to sing, “Hallelujah”, right from the start, and to glorify Jesus, Morning Star of my heart.
In the Old Testament, the Jewish People would prepare their hearts as they traveled to the house of the Lord. Along the road, they would sing together, even before they got to the place of worship. They would sing the songs of ascent, even as the climb the stairs (the stairs leading into the temple to worship). Before they entered the place of worship, they were already making melody in their hearts to the Lord. Indeed if you search the scriptures, you will find from Psalm 120 to 134, the songs of ascent, sung as the people made melody in their hearts to the Lord, sung as the climbed the stairs of ascent, and let their praises and worship ascend unto the Lord most high. David says in Psalm 122:1 (Amplified Bible), “I was glad when they said to me, Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
The old gospel song goes like this:
I was glad, very glad, when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord today”.
There is singing, there is dancing, there is victory, in the house of the Lord today.
Imagine, if you will, a whistling (singing) kettle. You fill it with water, and then as it simmers to the boil, it is then ready to sing. Now as we come to gather together, or even in our own private worship time to the Lord, as we make melody unto the Lord, let us always be simmering inside, ready to sing, ready to worship. Let us not have to wait until we have sung several songs of worship before we are ready to enter in. Let us always be simmering, just ready to sing, just ready to pour out our worship unto Him, who is worthy of all our worship and praise.
My friend, take the time to do, as our text says in Ephesians 5:19 (KJV), “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord”. As we do so, may our song of ascent, ascend unto Him in worship and praise, as we make melody in our hearts unto the Lord today.
God bless you my friend, Matthew.