Praise and Worship through music is often underestimated when it comes to prayer and fellowship. If you think (as I used to, once upon a time) that praise and worship music is not for you and the pastor's message is enough, you will likely change your thinking after reading this post.
Benefits of Worship Music:
- Releases God's Blessings: Glorifying God is the very purpose of our existence. When you sing His praises, you are actually aligning yourself with God's plan for your life. This releases His blessings over and into your life.
- Frustrates the Devil: Praising God is something the devil just cannot bear. If you are oppressed by the enemy in any area of your life, your best bet is to stand up (if you can) on your feet and start singing praises to God. The devil will hate it! His survival in your life will become tough and he will feel miserable. Even playing Christian music in your home every day and often will in itself help a lot.
- Advances Kingdom of God: When the pastor preaches, how many people are speaking in favour of God and against the devil? Only 1 - the pastor himself. But when the whole church stands up on its feet and sings, how many people are working for God's Kingdom? You got it - the entire gathering!
- Edifies You: Worshipping God (aloud or silently) edifies you. Edification means "building up" in the context of strengthening your faith. You literally become what you speak. The Bible says "that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:9, 10) If confessing with your mouth can take you right up to the point of salvation, I think heartfelt praise and worship can do similar things.
There are many more benefits, of course, which can best be experienced than listed. You can experience them by singing or even by listening. Visit Christianbook.com to buy Praise and Worship songs. Whether or not you have a great voice, you must praise Him every day - and open the door to His blessings. So sing aloud and proclaim, "Jesus is Lord!"