“Indeed it came to pass, when 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 music, and praised the Lord, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,” that the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud … for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God” (2 Chronicles 5:13-14 (NKJV).
Music is a powerful force that can impact us in very personal ways, as well as an ability to affect the atmosphere around us. It can actually be used as a tool to bring joy, sooth anxious hearts, and act as an agent for healing. When we sing songs of praise, we prepare our own hearts and ears to hear from God, we experience an uplifting and infilling of joy, and we push back the dark forces that attempt to come against us.
Music and song are in fact spiritual tools and weapons. Israel won the battle against Moab and Ammon when they followed the Lord’s directive to put the worshipers and musicians in front of the army as they went to battle (2 Chronicles 20:22). When Saul was bothered by a harassing spirit, David would play the harp for him and Saul would be refreshed and made well, and the unwelcome spirit would have to leave (1 Samuel 16:23). Songs of praise and worship will actually usher the presence and glory of God into our personal circumstances, and even have the power to change the spiritual atmosphere in whole cities. God Himself rejoices over us with singing (Zephaniah 3:17). So just sing…. you will feel better, you will walk in greater light and victory, and you can even affect the spiritual atmosphere of your city.
“I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. … We will sing and praise your power. … Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. … So I will sing praise to Your name forever, that I may daily perform my vows.” (Psalms 7:17, 21:13b, 30:4, 61:8 (NKJV)
Questions: Take some time today just praising the Lord.
Author Emmie Stanley