And Miriam answered them: Sing to the LORD, for He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea! ~ Exodus 15:21
One of the more powerful demonstrations of dominion is singing. That’s right, I said singing. The entire nation of Israel sang a song of triumph as they crossed the Red Sea. Deborah and Barak sang a song of victory in Judges 5. Jehoshaphat appointed those who should sing as they went out to face the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir. Paul and Silas sang in the Philippian jail and their bonds were loosed and the gates were opened. We’re instructed in Psalm 100 to come before His presence with singing. And also, to enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Paul instructed the Ephesian church to speak to themselves in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.
A psalm is something that is set to music. It’s a story of man’s deliverance, or a commemoration of mercies received. A hymn is a song in honor of God; proclaiming how great He is. It’s a direct address of praise and glory to God. Spiritual songs are songs from the Holy Spirit. They could be in other tongues, or in your native language. It’s important to remember that when we sing to God that it’s a demonstration of dominion, and that we do it with gusto, and not with the words just barely escaping our lips. Remember, whatever you do, do it heartily as unto the Lord!