You don’t have to wait to go to church where there are musical instruments. You don’t have to have a music leader. You do exactly what the Scripture says. You make music in your heart, by yourself. It may sound dead and dry. If that discourages you, then go back to the book of Psalms and read some more. Stay there and let it put your heart in position. Pretty soon, you will begin to get encouraged, and songs will come out of you. You’ll sing about your situation, about all the problems, and many times the Lord will sing out the answer.
Roberts Liardon tells us that the songs of the Lord work as a weapon. They stop the condemnation and onslaught of the enemy in your life.
Many years ago, I took my ﬁrst trip to Africa. I was in the nation of Mozambique, and it was a Communist country. They were at war and didn’t like Americans too well, but I felt led of the Lord to go, so I obeyed and went.
I had felt in my spirit that there was going to be some type of military action, and it came to me so strongly that I knew it would happen. I had thought that it would be on the way into the country. As I entered in from Zimbabwe, I saw all kinds of buildings that had been blown up. I just sat there and continued to pray protection Scriptures over myself.
Roberts Liardon tells us that there was no mishap, and I preached in a little grass hut Assembly of God church that night. As a matter of fact, I slept in the church when the service was over. The next day everything was going in a normal manner. I thought, Well, maybe my meditation and praying stopped everything. Maybe I was sup- posed to pray and prevent, so I forgot about it and climbed in the back of an old truck taking me back to Zimbabwe.
As I began to sleep in the back of that truck, gunﬁre woke me up. Someone yelled, “Get out of the truck!” Well, being as young as I was at the time, I stood up and looked around. Not being used to that kind of situation, I thought the bullets ﬂying over my head had to be meant for someone else not me!