My three year old daughter was resting on my legs that evening, and she began to sing; “Channels of my spirit, Open Up!” She sang it repeatedly that my spirit was stirred; the atmosphere suddenly changed. Something was provoked that day.

Friend, what atmosphere are you creating around your life? Songs are one of the tools for creating the right atmosphere. Actually, songs are vehicles for spiritual traffic; divine or demonic. Atmospheres determine happenings. When the atmosphere around you is not the way it should be, check what you have permitted; check your practise.

“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). A minstrel is not just a singer or musician, but someone who can bring down God’s presence upon a person or a place. Whereas a singer stirs our bodies, a minstrel stirs our hearts.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom… singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Colossians 3:16). Learn to sing songs. You don’t have to be a chorister or musician to sing, you only need to learn how to convert scriptures to sounds. This is why the word of God must dwell in you richly. The depth of God’s word in you will determine your accuracy of worship.

“You shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart… And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard…” (Isaiah 30:29-30). Songs provide an atmosphere for divine communication. Songs herald the presence, power and glory of God (Psalms 47:5).

The source, the spirit, the singer, and the substance are all important factors to consider. There is a spirit behind every song, and whoever sings such songs come under the influence of that spirit. Some ungodly songs carry the spirit of nudity, recklessness, rascality, rebellion, disorder etc. Spiritual songs also bring you into the experience of the Source and Spirit that is powering them. Be well guided.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria