But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him (2 Kings 3:15).
It’s so important to worship the Lord. Through worship, you set up an atmosphere for miracles in and around you, and create the right environment for the Spirit of God to operate. It may be with a song or a scripture; as you sing or declare it in worship, the presence of God can literally overwhelm your situation, resulting in a miracle. It’s one of the several reasons we make music unto the Lord. The right spiritual song of worship can position you to hear from God. Once, Elisha was with three kings who came to him for counsel. But because he was offended at one of them, the king of Israel, and had responded to the king in anger, he couldn’t minister under the anointing (2 Kings 3:13-14). The kings wanted to receive the Word of God from him, but he couldn’t readily prophesy. So, what did he do? He said, “Bring me a musician.” The Bible says when the minstrel—the musician—played, the Spirit of the Lord came on Elisha, and he began to prophesy (2 Kings 3:15). If you’ve been a Christian for so long, and you’ve never heard the Lord talk to you, this might be the missing link. You have a role to play. You need to position yourself to hear Him. You need to be free in His presence, not rigid, languid, dull or uninspiring; worship Him from your spirit, with the right songs, and before long, your spirit will make that divine contact with Him, and you can hear as He ministers to you. He’s a master communicator; He ministers to you even as you’re ministering to Him. It’s not about singing “your best” song; it’s about singing the “right songs” for the move of the Spirit. There’s a time for your best song or your own song, but there’s also a time for the right song. So, in worshipping Him, you have to sing the right songs; that are inspired by the Word, not just any song. It’ll tune your spirit correctly and you’ll hear the voice of the Lord.
Prayer: Dear Father, as I proclaim your Word in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs and make melody in my heart to you, my spirit is attuned to receive divine revelations, counsel, direction and guidance, from the Holy Spirit. Thank you for your guidance and wisdom in my life, in the Name of Jesus
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Colossians 3:1-4:1 Isaiah 50-51
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Hebrews 3:12-19 Ezekiel 3
Further Study: 1 Chronicles 16:8-12; Ephesians 5:18-20; Psalm 66:1-4 NIV