Recently, I’ve been writing about the little songs that sometimes flow out of us as we walk with God in daily life. It started when I received an email about a spontaneous song. I’ve gotten a few of these songs myself. I posted one story on Connie’s Miracle Song, and then I added a testimony about the Volcano Song which came to me recently. I’m writing about it because I suspect that others have had the same experiences. What are these songs for, and what do they mean? Here is scripture that may explain them.
Romans 8:16-17 – The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ.
Recently, I’ve been writing about the little songs that sometimes flow out of us as we walk with God in daily life. If Christ lives in you and you are musically inclined, maybe you’ve found yourself singing to God with a song you had neither written nor learned.
Where do these songs come from? In many cases, they seem to be a gift from God. Romans 8:16-17 suggests why the Holy Spiritmight be giving these songs. As He, the Spirit of Truth, is guiding us into all truth, these songs call our attention to a particular aspect of truth. All truth is more than we can handle in one day, so the Holy Spirit necessarily leads us to focus on one aspect of God’s character and truth at a time. Then later, He leads us to explore other aspects.
Over the years, I’ve sometimes used a God-given chorus in a prophetic song. I teach the chorus to the church. It’s easy to learn and they can sing it with me. This helps us unite our hearts as we center on a God-given and timely theme.
As we sing the chorus together, I can then jump in with spontaneous prophetic verses. Then, when we all go back to the chorus, the congregation can sing with me. When the chorus is God-given, it often proves very timely in the church.
Why is it timely? Because it’s calling the church’s attention to an aspect of our inheritance that the Holy Spirit is leading us into. And when the chorus centers on a topic that is in the Holy Spirit’s mind, it’s easy to get into a flow of words and melodies for the verses.
So if you are asking God to lead you into prophetic song, don’t despise the little choruses that bubble up in your daily life. They may prove to be a launching pad for more prophetic songs.
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