“Spring up, O well, within my soul”
At the well of Beer, the LORD said to Moses, “Assemble the people, and I will give them water” Numbers 21:16. They were traveling through the wilderness.
“There the Israelites sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Yes, sing its praises!” Numbers 21:17
Sing praises to the glory of the Almighty God! The Psalms says sing unto the LORD a new song. Praise Him for what He is doing in the middle of your circumstances.
What song is in your heart today? Sing it out loud to the Lord.
“I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.” Psalms 9:2
“Sing to the LORD, for he has done wonderful things. Make known his praise around the world.” Isaiah 12:5
“Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.” Colossians 3:16
Let today’s fears and tomorrow’s worries go. We often say “pray my strength” but scripture says “the joy of the LORD is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). We really should be saying “pray my joy”, the joy of the LORD gives strength. The kind of strength that will endure through anything so we can praise God with songs of joy. Commend the well of the Holy Spirit within you to spring up. Out of our bellies flows rivers of living water.
“O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy. I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.”