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“SINGLE” Starts With “Sing”

By Barbie Dumlao

Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing about it.” Numbers 21:17 (NIV)

Being a bonafide member of the single country for many years, I have run the gamut of singles reading material ranging from the why’s and wherefore’s of singlehood. From the merry mix of topics, I once reached a point of singles-book-fatigue from all that I’ve taken in over the years. Not to say they weren’t good reads, but I thought I had to take a step back and live and listen to what God was allowing to happen in my life, personally. Yes, the books said this and that. But what was God saying? To me?

One fine day I was reflecting on my single life and suddenly I just thought about that word, “single.” As I thought about the word, I found it. “SING!” “Single” starts with “SING!” It was like the Lord bringing me a new revelation of what it meant to be single.

I remember a quote from L. Holtz that said, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” And I heard a simple voice speak to my heart. “Sing.” “Whatever song you have at the moment, whether you are experiencing sadness or joy, still – sing. Sing it. Sing about it. Sing about God’s goodness to you. Sing about the hope that you have in Me. Sing, even if you don’t understand completely. Sing your prayer; sing your need. I am the God of the Song. Don’t let life stop you from singing. Sing.”

You and I – we all have a song. The melodies may go up and down and all around, but it’s all still a song. From your heart. It may not make the top of the music c

harts, but that’s okay. Our audience of One knows and hears every note.

So sing, you SINGles! The world is filled with beautiful single lives and your songs! There’s much to sing about to the glory of the One who made us.



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