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The Power of Songs of Praise

Hello all!

I just wanted to take this moment to encourage you all with not just a song of worship,
but with the powerful weapon that we have in worship through song, coming from our
very lips and hearts, no matter if they are out of tune or not appreciated by those sitting next to us.
Often times we allow men (to the delight of the enemy) to deter us from opening our mouths in song.
What is the big deal with singing to our Heavenly Father? Well there is power in it that shifts the
atmosphere. It is through song that our hearts are encouraged, that we remember what our God
has done for us in the past, is presently doing and will do.
It is through song that we find strength, and that the enemy is evicted from our atmosphere, for our God inhabits our praise.
Ephesians 5:18-21 says, “…18And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;20always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;…
Our song does not just encourage our own hearts but the hearts of those around us. Songs unto the Lord set the atmosphere, and our
hearts to Hear HIM:  11 Kings 3:15 (vs 13-19) here the prophet Elisha instructed the people to bring him a minstrel to play unto the Lord 
so that he would be able to hear a word from Him.
 
II Chronicles 20:1-30(20-23)) King Jehoshaphat defeats the armies of his enemies, not with power or might, but by singing:
“For the Lord is Good and His Mercy endureth forever.” They host of them stood and sang that before the Lord and their 
enemy and the enemies camp was thrown into confusion and they destroyed one another. 
 
How many of us have enemies? How many of us need them out of our path and way? Open your mouth and praise with 
a glad heart with song, not just to remove the enemy, but because you LOVE your FATHER.
 
Consider Paul and Silas. They had been jailed and placed in a situation that seemed impossible to be delivered from,
but they SANG SONGS OF PRAISE, and we all know what happened! Heaven moved and they were released from their shackles. (Acts 16:23-28)
 
The entire book of Psalms, the book that I believe encourages us most, is a Song book. David and the other authors sang these
words unto God and found peace and deliverance. 
 
Worship in our song is our warfare as well.  It gives us confidence, again through reminding us that we are greatly loved, that Yeshua Jesus is for us and good to us, that we already are victories through Him, and it also stands as a witness to unbelievers.
Ultimately, and this is my favorite part which makes my heart smile, it delights Him!
The same way when a child draws pictures of their parents when in kindergarten, and the images are interesting to say the least, the Mother and Father delight in the gift of love via the picture and put it on display because of the love that was put into those drawings just for them. Even if the parents are missing a neck and arms in the image, and may look like a big red blob, there is pride and love in receiving them.
That is our praise and song to our Heavenly Father; out of key, words misplaced, but the spirit behind the melody is love and thanksgiving and that is what He delights in!
 
He has given us a new song, We need to sing it! Psalm 40:2-4 “2He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. 3He 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. 4How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.…”
Below is a song on Youtube with the lyrics. The song is 4:35 min long with about 2min of verses afterward, but it is so lovely! Please listen and be blessed. It is called
“Favorite song of All” by Philips Craig and Dean.
 
 
God bless you all!
 
Cheers!
Cross Widget
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The Founder and Voice of I Came For The Soup/ICFTS Creative Enc. Candice Coates is a Fiction and Non-Fiction Writer, jumping from genres ranging from Speculative Science Fiction and Fantasy to Comedic Clean Read Romance and Suspense, all with touches of her Christian faith. She is a lover of Ireland, languages, tea, and just about anything with pistachios. When not writing she is creating visual art, or new designs for her handmade polymer clay jewelry line, Shizen Brook.

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