Songs are massively important. They are so important, we spend a lot of time “fighting” over them in the church. We too often get caught up in our own like or dislike for the songs we sing in worship instead of realizing that our songs have a bigger purpose.
Think about it like this:
Worship is warfare. Your song is a weapon.
3 He has put a new song in my mouth—Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.Psalm 40:3
Worship declares truth to your heart and to those around you. Truth brings freedom. I wonder what would happen if we approached worship and asked the question “what do I need to sing today” rather than “what do I want to sing today?”
We need a shift. We need power and prowess; not preference and partiality.
We don’t need more intellectual arguments and crafty lyrics. We need the language of heaven to cut through our spirits and bring true freedom.
We need the power of the Holy Spirit to quicken our hearts and minds to the reality of what we are singing and why – regardless of our likes or dislikes.
We need a new song.
And we need to see the power of that song unleashed in the Church.