“Sing and shout in this hour, says the Lord. For there is a level of breakthrough and release that only your song will produce. Rejoice today and let My high praise lead you into victorious places!”
Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem (Zephaniah 3:14).
There is something powerful about praise; it just does something on the inside of you. It melts away frustration and pain. Praise and shouting have a way of breaking heaviness from your mind. I think that is the reason the Bible is full of verses about singing, shouting, and praising God. When it comes to deliverance, praise is a key to opening prisons in your life like nothing else. It has its own unique way of restoring your joy. Now, the problem is that when heavy weights try to hold you down, you don’t always feel like rejoicing. Actually, that is when we feel like praising the least. Haven’t you noticed that when you are in a good mood, it’s easy to hum a tune, whistle, or sing? Now, when you’re sad or upset, it’s a whole different ballgame! Yet that is the time to make yourself sing. This is the most crucial time to rejoice. To rejoice means to have such exceeding joy that you even spin or dance. In other words, it is joy and it comes over and over again. Sometimes you will have to make yourself do that, but what starts as a forced effort will result in a release of peace and joy. Sing over the things that you are dealing with today. Dance over them and let heaviness melt from your life!
Lord, I step into rejoicing today. I shout and sing over all my situations, and I believe that heaviness will leave and be replaced by peace. Thank You, Lord, for the breakthrough of praise that I receive right now! In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Taken from The Daily Prophecy devotional book published by Destiny Image. For a complete collection of Brenda Kunneman's daily prophecies, click here to order The Daily Prophecy.