For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. ( Ephesians 2:10 )
The new man created in Christ is God's masterpiece, His poem set to music –
a song. Singing and making melody in your heart unto the Lord. Praise is God's
sunlight in the heart. It destroys sin germs. It ripens the fruit of the Spirit.
It is the oil of gladness that lubricates life's activities. There can be no
holy life without it. It keeps the heart pure and the eye clear. Praise is
essential to the knowledge of God and His will. The strength of a life is the
strength of its song.
When the pressure is heavy, that is the time to sing. Pressure is permitted
to strengthen the attitude and spirit of praise. It takes a man or a woman to
sing in the darkness, when the storm and the battles are raging, and it is such
singing that makes the child of God! Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder