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It’s time to Sing! — July 22, 2022

It’s time to Sing!

“Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 54:1

“But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.” Psalm 59:16

“Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.” Psalm 63:3-4

Have you noticed the power of a song? It can lift us up or bring us low. It can remind us of a tucked away memory, and give us hope for the future. I believe there’s power in a song for many reasons, but two of those are because

1. We are praising God with that song, and

2. We are declaring the word of God.

Someone helped me to recognize that when I’m happy, I sing, and when I’m not happy, I don’t. Wow! How true that is for me. Despite what we experience, our song should never change. The reality of it is, sometimes life can take away the melody in our song. If you’ve had experiences like this or have found yourself in a dry place, a dark place, a place of uncertainty, a place of loneliness, a SILENT place… this is for you!

The enemy has done so much to silence you: he’s cluttered your mind, your heart; he’s taken loved-ones and dear friends, he’s taken your job, resources, and may have even tried to take your life. He’s tried to take your song and your faith, BUT I am here to remind you do what was reminded to me: THE DEVIL IS A LIAR!! He has no power to do those things, UNLESS you allow him to. See, the way we fight is not naturally; we don’t fight against flesh and blood, but we fight through our PRAISE!! We fight when we worship! We fight when we give God the glory IN SPITE OF!

No matter where you may have found yourself, I believe that THIS moment right here is where you regain your song! You can begin to lift your voice and declare by faith that you ARE more than a conqueror through Christ, you ARE created for such a time as this, that you CAN do everything God purposed for you to do because GOD has equipped you! You are still standing, still fighting, still here— by the grace of God! God’s grace preserves and it saves. Your song will bring life! God won’t let you fall if you let Him be your song! Refocus your attention to Him. Align your life with what brings Him joy and you will experience the joy of the Lord like never before!

You may have been silenced, but you are breaking forth into singing!! I pray that whatever you face today, that you can face it with a song! No matter what the enemy may try to convince you of, through Christ, YOU WIN! Sing your song of victory! ❤️

“O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.” Psalm 96:1