Worship is not only a lifestyle it is also a weapon we can use to battle the enemy with. Two of our greatest weapons are the word of God and worship. When you worship your focus turns from problem or situation you are facing and it is directed towards the one who is greater.
I read of a testimony of a little boy who was fighting for his life. Many people prayed for this little boy and declared God’s word and promises over him but it was not until people went into his hospital room and just began worshiping God did amazing things start to take place. He was removed from machines that were helping him stay alive and function. The doctors began declaring improvements over this little boy. To me this was a great illustration of how powerful a weapon we have in praise and worship towards our great and loving God. Is the little boy out of the hospital, not yet but he continues to improve so much that soon his battle will be over and he will be back home playing and enjoying life with an amazing testimony of how good God is.
The bible has some great illustrations also on how powerful worship is. Paul and Silas praised God and they were freed from the chains that bound them, Joshua had the people of Israel march around Jericho 7 times and then let out a shout of praise and the walls fell, and Jehoshaphat had the singers go before them into battle and their enemies were defeated.
2 Chronicles 20:21-22 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
21 After consulting with the people, he appointed singers to Adonai praising the splendor of His holiness, as they went out before the army saying,
`for His mercy endures forever.”
22 As they began singing and praising, Adonai set ambushes against the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir who had come against Judah, and they were defeated.
Worship not only defeats our enemies worship draws us closer to God. Worship takes our eyes off the problem and focuses our attention back to where it should be; on God. We serve the God of the impossible so stop seeing your situation as being impossible for God to handle. God may not always resolve your situation like you think He should but just trust Him because His plan is better. His plan is not for you to be miserable and suffer. God’s plan is for you to live in joy, peace, and love; we just need to learn how to live that lifestyle until we are fully walking in it. Developing a lifestyle of intimacy is a great place to start. If you intimately know someone then you know and understand their love for you and that they are for you. God’s plan from the garden was to spend time with Him, to have a relationship with Him. For Him to love on us and for us to love on Him. If you want to get back to basics then worship is a great place to begin.
How I Fight My Battles by Upper Room Worship is a great song reminding us that we fight our battles through worship. When we feel surrounded we can know we are really surrounded by Him. We can trust Him that He is fighting our battles for us and helping to defeat our enemies.