1 Samuel 7:12
"Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far has the Lord helped us."
Songs are an important component that can make an enormous difference in a way a person feels. Even if you are primarily not a vocalist, there are other qualities that are essential for success: having enthusiasm for singing; being able to establish a good rapport with others singing; being comfortable with your own voice (no matter what your vocals), and being uplifted as your spirit soars. That's it! Your voice will blend in with the multitude of others and the Holy Spirit will touch you.
The above verse is from an incident in the prophet Samuel's life when he was a younger man and had just seen the hand of God defeat the perennial enemy of Israel, the Philistines. To honor God, Samuel set up a stone monument at the place of the victory. He called that stone, "Ebenezer." If you are a patron of church, or have been in the past, you might have sung the line from "Come Thou Font of Every Blessing" that says, "Here I raise my Ebenezer." Most people sing these words never realizing what the words mean.
Got wants to be our Ebenezer, our "stone of help." When we are in the right relationship with Christ he is our source of strength. Jesus called the Holy Spirit "the Helper". And this Holiest of Helpers touches us most when we are filled with the Spirit. What else can fill us with such joy and peace than those blessed church hymns?! Play them often, in fact, grab a CD to pop in throughout the week to tame that tiger in you and soothe your soul!