He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; and to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God.
— Psalm 50:23, NASB
In our camp meeting services there should be singing... Musical instruments were used in religious services in ancient times. The worshipers praise God upon the harp and cymbal, and music should have its place in our services.
And every day a praise meeting should be held, a simple service of thanksgiving to God. There would be much more power in our camp meetings if we had a true sense of the goodness, mercy, and long-suffering of God, and if more praise flowed forth from our lips to the honor and glory of His name.
In the words we speak to the people, and in the prayers we offer, God desires us to give unmistakable evidence that we have spiritual life. We do not enjoy the fulness of blessing which the Lord has prepared for us, because we do not ask in faith. If we would exercise faith in the word of the living God, we would have the richest blessing.
All heaven is interested in our salvation. The angels of God, thousands upon thousands...are commissioned to minister to those who shall be heirs of salvation. They guard us against evil, and press back the powers of darkness that are seeking our destruction. Have we not reason to be thankful every moment, thankful even when there are apparent difficulties in our pathway?
The Lord Himself is our helper... “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy, He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.” This is the testimony the Lord desires us to bear to the world. His praise should continually be in our hearts and upon our lips.
— Testimonies to the Church Volume 6, p.62,63
Every day hold a praise meeting in our camp meetings of the goodness, mercy and long-suffering of God.
In the prayers we offer give unmistakable evidence that we have spiritual life.
Ask in faith. Exercise faith in the word of the living God to have the richest blessing.
Be thankful every moment that that the angels of God guard us against evil and press back the powers of darkness. Be thankful even when there are apparent difficulties in our pathway.