Blog 64 / Our High Calling

Rejoicing Over God With Singing

                “How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise Him.” Ps 147:1

 An essential part of our worship and prayer life is singing songs of praise unto the Lord. They are powerful. It doesn’t matter whether or not we have a great singing voice. Praising God in song is something God wants us to do. Just like He rejoices over us with singing! (Zeph 3:17)

A true song of praise is the expression of our Lord’s joy on the lips of His people. It is the adoration that overflows from the hearts of people in love with their Lord and fully surrendered to Him. There is power in praise. When we sing to the Lord we are not just singing simple catchy tunes, we are making strong declarations of truth that resonate in the heavenlies, exalting our Lord and pushing back the enemy.

Praise songs are vital in our spiritual warfare. Scriptural examples abound of God’s people singing His praises. They even sang before going into battle and before victory was secured. In 2 Chron 20:18-22, King Jehoshaphat sent out singers ahead of the armies of Judah as they prepared for battle with the Moabites. The people praised God before the battle and He in turn ambushed and utterly defeated the enemy. Praising God confuses and confounds the enemy. The devil cannot function in an atmosphere of praise.

A good habit to get into is to sing God’s praises before we try to handle the battles we are facing in our lives. Can we trust God enough to praise and thank Him before we see an impossible situation resolved, an obstacle removed, or a difficult decision made? Can we sing when we are going through hardships and disappointments with no deliverance in sight? Precious to God are songs that flow from the hearts of those being severely tested.

Given the effectiveness of praise, we should never underestimate the enemy’s attempts to silence us. If he can do this he has won a key battle. His very tactics are aimed at getting us to stop singing. He tempts us to be taken up with our difficulties rather than with the Lord. And when we focus on our problems apart from Christ we really have nothing to sing about. Then without a song in our hearts we are impotent to fight our battles.

This being so, let us be on our guard continually against anything that would silence the songs of praise rising from our hearts to the Most High. Nothing takes the wind out of the enemy’s sails like the sounds of praise. How he must tremble and wilt when he hears God’s people singing and rejoicing in their Lord. Our praise songs affirm our allegiance, love and trust in the Lover of our souls who has set us apart exclusively for Himself.

Our songs also remind the enemy, much to his dismay, that it is Jesus Christ who has won our hearts and the hand of His bride in marriage.



Colin Stott
GRN Global Prayer Coordinator

read colin’s previous blogs:
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 63
the glorious end God has in mind- blog 62
No Place LIke Home – blog 60
finishing well – blog 59
are we known as formidible opponents? – blog 58
Thy Kingdom Come – blog 57
A Life Lived in Pursuit of Knowing God – blog 56
The church triumphant – blog 55
we do not have because we do not ask – blog 54
exclusive property of god – blog 53
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 52
the battle is still the lord’s – blog 51
nothing is impossible with god – blog 49
It is a wonderful life – blog 48
Listening for the master’s voice – blog 47
prayer and unbelief – blog 46
Our Motivation in Praying for the Lost – blog 45
demolishing strongholds – blog 44
overcome evil with good- blog 43
dealing with strongholds – blog 42
when our prayers go unanswered – blog 41
key to unanswered prayer – blog 40
prayer and The bride – blog 39
The Battle is the Lord’s – blog 38
praying for workers – blog 37
finding time to pray – blog 36
when the church is under attack – blog 35
FEASTING and FASTING – blog 34
why ask for what we already have? – blog 32
is anyone praying for them? – blog 31
delays are part of answered prayer – blog 30
weapons of our warfare – blog 29
Keeping our spiritual fervor – blog 28
days of great harvest – blog 27
not i but christ – blog 26
what if – Blog 25
praying scripture – Blog 24
Prayer and obedience -Blog 23
the Prayer warrior – Blog 22
time alone with god – Blog 21
last resort – Blog 20
Prayer with rejoicing faith – Blog 19
travel the world through Prayer – Blog 18
lord, break me – Blog 17
ye have not because ye ask not – Blog 16
our Prayers reveal our heart – Blog 15
church of the living god – Blog 14
when we Pray for the lost – Blog 13
more than meets the eye – Blog 12
sugar cubes and  Prayer – Blog 11
it’s a wonderful life – Blog 10
the longings of god – Blog 9
praising god before he answers – Blog 8
no place like home – Blog 7
praying for god’s glory – Blog 6
are we known as formidable opponents – Blog 5
sugar cubes and Prayer – Blog 4
rejocing over god with singing – Blog 3
the indispensable Prayers of the church – Blog 2
the glorious end – Blog 1