The Power of Your Song!
I've come to realize the days I don't feel like singing are the days I need to sing most.
Before knowing Jesus, I "sang the songs that made the whole world sing" with Barry Manilow. Maybe you've never heard of him. But surely you've heard of another of my old favorites, Stevie Wonder and "I'll Be Loving You Always". Now, I awake hearing songs in my soul such as Hawk Nelson's "Live Like You're Loved" and Hillsong's "So Will I".
Jesus changed my song, just as He changed my life. He surrounds me with songs of deliverance. (Psalm 32:7). His songs confirm that all is well, even when my natural eyes only see the opposite.(ll Corinthians 5:7) There's a Bible story that clearly demonstrates the power of deliverance through songs along with prayers. The disciples were beaten and thrown into jail after delivering a young lady from a spirit of divination. They began to praise God through prayers and songs. Consequently there was an earthquake that shook the place, opening all of the jails doors and loosening every chain. Everyone was set free! (Acts 16:26)
Many of us are not inclined to pray and sing when we feel as though we're beaten by our circumstances. If we could only get our eyes off our situations and focus on the Lord, hope would rise. Worshiping the Lord, especially when we don't feel like it can produce power that delivers us and those around us from a victim mentality into victory. Be intentional about your song in good times, for those songs can be used in trying times to deliver you from depression and oppression into spiritual victory. You may even set someone else free. So what are you singing today? Are you singing at all? It's not too late for change. Sing a song unto Him who is our Song and gain strength, delivering you into a place of miracles. (Isaiah 12:2, Psalm 118:14, Exodus 15:2, Psalm 28:7) “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the LORD.” (Psalm 40:3 NASB)