Morning by Morning, February 14 - Mighty Weapon of Worship
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Let my spirit come to attention as I lift up my eyes to seek Your face and open up my heart to embrace Your grace. ...
"When (King Jehoshaphat) had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the Lord and praise Him in holy splendor, as they went before the army, saying, 'Give thanks to the Lord, for His steadfast love endures forever.' As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against (their enemies), who had come up against Judah, so that they were routed" (2 Chronicles 20:21-22).
Father God, You defeated the enemies of Your children as they lifted their hearts and voices to You in songs of praise. Their worship was a mighty weapon of their warfare. "Indeed, we live as human beings, but we do not wage war according to human standards; for the weapons of our warfare are not merely human, but they have divine power to destroy strongholds" (2 Corinthians 10:3-4).
Their war song was not filled with decrees of their own power or threats of intimidation toward their enemies. Their war song was filled with thanksgiving for Your goodness and trust in Your nature - the goodness and nature of their God who is steadfast, unfailing, immovable, unshakeable in His love.
The power of Your love casts out our fear (1 John 4:18). Thanking You as we remember Your goodness and faithfulness from every battle of our past, steadies our hearts and fills us with faith to trust You to bring us through whatever we face today. As we worship and praise You, Your Spirit lifts our eyes up to Your face and off of our problems and off of our enemies, reminding us of the One who has promised to see us through. We will not be overwhelmed or overtaken, because You love and You're for us and Your will bring us through whatever we face today just like You've always done before (Isaiah 43:1-7). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My friend, I join with you in worshiping our God for all His goodness and love. May your spiritual enemies be scattered and confused as our mighty God routes them all, while you thank Him and praise Him. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!