Filled with a New Song...
Saturday, August 10, 2013
The following Study is taken from the monthly newsletter "Symphony of Prayer" a teaching ministry I put out in my Church as a tool to encourage others to grow in the Lord & use in their Family Altar. This study was taken from the series "12 Step Prayer Program" I taught back in 2006...
Singing in Prayer is lifting our voices up to Him in a Spirit of Praise and Worship. Singing like prayer should be spontaneous.
Psalm 34:1-3 says: I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the Lord. The humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.
God will fill our mouths with a new song. Being filled with a new song is to be filled with a renewed sense of His wonder. Singing is Worship through Melody. God inhabits the Praises of His people. Singing is one of the spiritual sacrifices that we offer to God.
Hebrews 13:15 says: Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
Praying in an attitude of Singing has nothing to do with our ability to sing or carry a tune. It is important to remember that God has not restricted us because of our voices. We are not bound to sing the songs of others.
Psalm 103:1 says: Bless the Lord Oh my soul; And all that is within me, bless His Holy name.
We may not all be talented in our voices but we are told to bless the Lord with our whole being. Everything within us we are commanded to bless the Lord.
Singing fills our being with joy and thanksgiving. David was a man after God’s own heart. He was filled with joy. He came before God with Praise singing and making melody in his heart before his God.
Psalm 104:33 says: I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
Psalm 147:1 says: Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God, for it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.
Singing is making melody in our hearts to the Lord. Singing in an attitude of prayer brings much happiness to our lives. When God is at the centre of your life you will desire to worship Him and will want to sing a new song unto the Lord.
Praising God should be a natural for Christians. Ephesians 5:19 says: Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
One of the most natural outcomes of a person who is filled with the Spirit is one who is singing and making melody, making a joyful noise unto the Lord. That is spontaneous worship.
All through the Psalms David is seen as a man after God’s own heart. He praised God with his whole being. He praised God in song and in music.
In closing I will share Psalm 150:1-6:
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament
Praise Him for His mighty acts
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet
Praise Him with the lute and harp.
Praise Him with the tumbrel and dance
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes
Praise Him with loud cymbals
Praise Him with clashing cymbals
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord
Praise the Lord!