A few days ago, I was pondering on worship and the effects it has in the spiritual realm. You see, there are some things that I know touch the heart of God – I don’t know exactly how but I have seen evidence that they do. Worship is one of those. At times of my life when I have had times that I worshipped God continually – it has brought forth things in my personal life like nothing else.
Worship is one of the best ways we can ‘love’ God, it’s one of the best ways to show Him how we feel about Him.
Therefore, I was pondering on worship as I was reading the book of Isaiah and I came across a scripture in Isaiah 54:1, it says;
“Sing, O Barren woman, you who have never born a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband.”
I suddenly saw this scripture in a whole new light. To me it was literally saying ‘Sing, you who have not yet seen your miracle. Shout for Joy, you who have never come to the place of delivering your miracle – because those who bring forth miracles in faith and by the spirit will be more than those who can make something happen for themselves in the natural.’
I felt God was telling me to sing over the barren places in my life. I remembered the many times in the Old Testament, when God delivered His people or gave them miracles, they would make up a song about it, they would sing about the victory – they did that on the other side of the Red Sea, do you remember that?
In this particular verse, the word ‘singing’ means to proclaim with joy and praise. To announce officially and publicly declare, in song, with joy and praise, what you want to see come forth into fruition.
Well, we are people of faith. We call those things that are not as though they were – therefore we sing BEFORE the Red Sea parts – our singing will cause it to part. We sing before we see our miracle.
I wanted to ask you today – are there any barren places in your life? Are there any places that have not brought forth what you thought they would? Are there any places where you have not yet seen the miracle you are waiting for?
If so, begin to sing over those places. Sing over all your barren places. Proclaim in song over those places, with joy and praise. If you are a woman who desires to have a child, begin to sing to your body and call it fertile. Call it producing the promise of a child. If you can sing on this side of the Red Sea – you will have no problem singing on the other side.
Additionally, to sing means to cry out, to cry aloud in summons. It also means to overcome. This is one of the ways we overcome – we call it forth, we call it as though we want it to be, in doing so, we overcome. And when we are calling it forth with joy and praise, that my friend, is faith.
I encourage you to look through the Psalms today and look back through the Old Testament, read some of the songs they sang during times of victory and then begin to sing your own victory song over the areas in your life that you need to see victory.
Also if you read the rest of the fifty fourth chapter of Isaiah, you will find that God is saying to them, ‘now, make room for your miracles, and make room for those things I am bringing forth in your life.’ Prepare a nursery, so to speak. If you have asked God for a car, sing over that car by faith and then clean out your garage and make room for it.
If you have asked God for a husband, sing over that husband and then clean out a space in your closet for his clothes. We are people of faith – we live by faith and not by sight. We call things forth – we sing over barren places in our life knowing the God who gives life is in us and life will spring forth. We proclaim our end even before we see it…now…SING!