Sing of the wonders of the Lord forever!
The first time singing is mentioned in the Word is in Exodus 15:1 when Moses and Israel’s children sang this song unto the Lord, “I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.” They were rejoicing over God’s mighty deliverance from the Egyptian Pharaoh and his armies, swallowed up in the Red Sea.
Singing is mentioned one hundred sixty-nine times in the King James Version, and it isn’t surprising that seventy-three of those are found in the Psalms. King David is well known for his singing praise to God. It’s an expression of joy and an outcome of celebration. And one doesn’t have to have perfect pitch or be a great singer with a beautiful voice!
And there’s the time we all remember when King Jehoshaphat appointed singers and sent them out against the enemies coming against Judah! “And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever. And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.” 2 Chronicles 20:21-22
So it can be used as a weapon of war! Ephesians 6:12 tells us “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Singing heralds in God’s presence! See this in 2 Chronicles 5:13 “It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord;” and Psalm 22:3 “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.”
This is of major importance, because evil cannot stay in the presence of His Holiness. When buffeted by powers and principalities on every side, do what Psalm 150 says: “Praise ye the Lord…Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord!” God’s presence will come to inhabit your praise and the enemy will flee!
I am so blessed that the Lord gives me new songs. Psalm 40:3 “And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.” I find many of them come to help me. For instance, when I’m going through a difficult time, maybe someone has wronged me, and I’m having trouble keeping my mind free of negative thoughts toward them. (Injustice gets all over me!)
It’s a simple, cheerful chorus. So, whenever those thoughts unworthy of a good report bombard my mind, I start singing this song, and they’d go away. It's like an automatic attitude adjustment. Songs can help us get back to acting more like Christ. And now you can listen to it, too. Click t title! :) "Whatsoever Things"
New songs don’t have to rhyme, and the tune doesn’t have to be perfectly metered. A song is like a butterfly or snowflake, no two are alike. When you can’t seem to stop your brain from bashing another for their bad acts, start singing!
What about going through periods of depression? We don’t ever have to again! If it were not doable, God would not command us to rejoice always! Sing scripture!Sing “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4
Depression cannot survive in the atmosphere of praise! Neither can fear or anything else the devil throws at believers. Overwhelmed by the circumstances around you? Start singing!
✞♪*•♪♫✞Laaaaaaaa!♪♫•*♥¨♪*•.♪♫✞Bless the wonderful name of the Lord ♪♫*♥♫
Bio: Caryl McAdoo is all about loving God! She currently writes four series: the historical Christian ‘Texas Romance’; a contemporary ‘Red River Romance’; The Generations, her Biblical fiction, and the newest Days of Dread Trilogy for mid-grade readers. Known as the Singing Pray-er, she loves praising with new songs the Lord gives her and prays her story gives God glory! In 2008, she and her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved from the DFW area—home for fifty-plus years—to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and sixteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. Besides glorifying Him, she hopes each title will also minister His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. Caryl and Ron live in Clarksville, the county seat, in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State with two grandsons.