Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord… (Eph 5:19).
Audible singing has a way of disarming the enemy. I can recall, not long ago, in deep anguish, and pain how I would sing to the Lord. It was the only way I could free my thoughts and mental worries. Truly, it was God’s way of soothing my broken heart. As I sang to Him, I sensed His goodness near to me and His heart wrap around me.
You see, the enemy loves to sing songs into our hearts as well. If we are not careful, they will become the ones we allow ourselves to listen to on repeat. They sing dreadful melodies of doubt, discouragement, and despair. They joust against us, seeking to steal our joy and confidence in Christ.
Can I be really honest? I don’t always sing the songs of God into my heart. More often than not, I sing the songs of doubt, discouragement, and fear, but I want to sing the songs of praise that disarm the enemy and sing of my victory in Christ.
God is always waiting for us to choose praise. He simply waits for us to come to Him with praise. When we do, His mercy floods our hearts and minds as we meet Him there at the crossroads of doubt and faith. As the song of the enemy intersects with the songs of our Father, the Heavenly Hosts sing louder and their praise shouts forth of the beautiful victories of God in our life.
So wherever life has brought you today, sing songs of praise. Truly, this is where your victory is found, in the middle of the songs of your Father whose heart is for you and whose mercy is endless.
Lord, I want to sing songs of endless praise. Songs that set you up as the true king of my heart. Truly, you are a good, loving and mighty God. I have this joy in my heart and singing unlocks that joy, so let my heart sing forever of your love, in Jesus name, Amen.