In all of your journeys, in all of your battles, in all of your situations, always remember that, when you come to Jesus, He receives. He doesn’t cast you out. No matter where you are, no matter what you look like, if you come believing, you are accepted. The mercy and strength of God will restore you back to where you belong.
Roberts Liardon tells us that when you make melody from your heart, life will come from heaven and keep you going. If you don’t have life, you don’t win. God will move for you, but sometimes you have to prime the pump. Do you know what I mean by that? Go over into the book of Psalms, and let those anointed words carry you out into the blessedness of the Spirit. Then, just catch up to it and sing your own songs.
You may say, “Well, I just don’t know if that is necessary.”
Roberts Liardon tells us that if Paul encouraged you to do it, if Moses and Miriam did it as they saw the victory, and if David did it when he was in the midst of war, then those are just three big examples you need to learn from and practice today. When your church is in a war, when you are under attack and feel you are getting weak, then one thing you need to do is let the songs of the Spirit come out of your mouth. Let them soar and sing them loud. Don’t be embarrassed. Your own ears need to hear it!
Make your head take account. Make your head line up and listen to what your spirit is saying. Your whole war may just be in your head, and the words of the Spirit will soothe the mental part of man. Words can soothe or disturb. The songs of the Spirit will cause peace to come into a disturbed mind, a disturbed ﬂesh, and a disturbed heart. Songs of the Spirit cause peace in the midst of a great storm. They will give you the strength to continue and win in the battle. These melodies will bring your soul back to common sense so it can be renewed. They restore your position in the spirit.
Praise and worship is a traveling vehicle. It causes you to travel into the good things of the Lord. It causes you to have an understanding of the greatness, the almightiness, and the awesomeness of God. When we sing and worship from our hearts, He comes down. (See John 4:23–24.) Praise and worship create a balance for you during attack. Many times, during a battle, it seems as if God is nowhere. These kinds of songs will give you a God-consciousness and keep you from being totally devil-conscious. In other words, as much as you are under attack, you must worship to stay accurate.