Face Every Situation with Worship

Daily Devotional

John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

When we face spiritual attack, typically the first thing that comes to mind is to take matters in our own hands and fight, but our primary responsibility is not to fight, it is to worship. In 2 Chronicles 20, Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah were attacked by three great armies: Moabites, Ammonites and Mount Seir. Being fearful of the situation, Jehosaphat called a day of prayer and fasting for all Judah. During the meeting the Lord spoke through the prophet Jahaziel in 2 Chronicles 20:15 and said, “the battle is not yours, But God’s”. By those words God was sending a two-fold message to His people. Firstly, your primary responsibility is not to fight. And secondly, let God fight your battles for you. The latter is what was meant by the words “But God’s”. As a believer we must let God fight our battles for us. Even David, who is classified as the great warrior, allowed God to fight for him when he had to face the giant in his life. He told Goliath in 1 Samuel 17:45-47 that you come to me with sword and spear, but I come in the name of the Lord…the battle is the Lord’s. What David was telling Goliath was that he would allow God to fight the battle for him.

It is through worship that God fights our battles. Jehosaphat and the people of Judah set for us the example. After they heard the words of the Lord, they went out early the next morning to face the enemy. Amid them doing that, Jehosaphat consulted with the people and appointed worshippers. The Bible tells us in 2 Chronicles 20:22 that when they began singing praises, God caused an ambushment against the enemy so that the three armies started to fight against each other until they were destroyed. Jehosaphat and Judah faced their situation with worship and God did the rest.

It is important to know that worship is not just words of adoration directed at God, true worship goes beyond that and is a lifestyle. There are two elements to a lifestyle of worship that was established in St. John 4:23. The first is worship in spirit and the other is worship in truth. The lifestyle of worship in spirit is a lifestyle in which we are led by the spirit of God, while worship in truth is living daily by the word of God. If we choose to face every situation with the worship lifestyle that is prescribed by John 4:23, then God will fight our battle for us and we will have the victory.

Life Application: Face every situation with worship through a lifestyle that is led by the spirit and all you do is in alignment to the word of God.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for reminding me that this battle is not mine, but yours. I will worship through every battle and rest assured knowing that you have won the victory. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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