‘ As soon as they started shouting and praising, God set ambushes against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir as they were attacking Judah, and they all ended up dead.’
– 2 Chronicles 20: 22 (MSG)
“Without worship, we go about
– A. W. Tozer
Thursday, March 09, 2023
Warring is not convenient. It is a tough challenge mixed with lots of uncertainty and threat of annihilation but with an opportunity for relief and celebration if it turns out favorable.
With this definition in mind, you will see that we are all in a war of a kind, whether for our marriage, our career, health, finance, ministry, relationships, community, or nation.
Life truly is fraught with battles but in Christ victory is assured.
How then are we to fight these battles and obtain the much-promised victory in Christ?
One sure weapon that is critical to our winning this war is a heart of worship. Really?
Yes! giving of thanks, praise, exultation, and adulation of God, Our Father.
The book of Psalm in chapter 22, referring to God in verse 3 says; But You are holy
Beloved, Thanksgiving, and praise is an open invitations that God does not resist. It brings down His presence into any place, life, or situation.
The moment you fix your heart on God and reconfigure your mind to see that God is mighty and to be praised, you bring Him into the situation. And invariably everything will fall into place.
When you read 2 Chronicles 20:22, you will notice that as soon as they began to praise God, events began to unfold. The situation began to realign. God moved in with all his majesty, glory, and power. Praise is indeed a weapon of warfare!
What ought you to do then? You must put your challenges in the right perspective. Remind yourself (always) of just how awesome God, our Father is.
Psalm 8:1 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.
The devil will want you to feel despondent, unhappy, melancholic, arrogant, or proud depending on the winds. Circumstances and the world system will pressure you to focus on what you are missing.
But switch on your worship and praise mood, and make it a daily, regular, lifestyle habit. Giving thanks and praising God is a potent weapon that will outwit the devil and lift you. Then your opportunity of deliverance, relief, celebration, and victory in the war is guaranteed.
LET US PRAY:
O, God! Holy, Faithful, All-powerful, Majestic, and Awesome Creator and Owner of All.
I bless you, Lord! I bless your Holy Name. I give you thanks for who you are, you are love. And your love never ceases.
Thank you for this day, Thank you for the years that have gone by, Thank you for this season in my life journey, and Thank you for the life you’ve given me.
May your praise forever be on my lips. May your name be exalted in my life and in all the earth today and always. Amen.
(Kindly share with someone today)