Worship as a Weapon in War
Last night Colby and I attended the Bethel Worship Night in Dallas and we had an absolute blast. We have made worship a huge priority in our marriage and it’s what we spend most of our evenings doing. We take any opportunity we get to attend worship nights when we can, especially when Bethel is in town, because they are definitely at the top of our favorite list.
I might be last person that had this revelation, but recently I felt like the Father pointed out that it’s not just worship, but it’s actually WARship. I mean I know worship helps us defeat spiritual warfare, but I love that worship and warship sound the same and had never thought about that until recently. The best thing you and I can do when we are in any kind of war, is worship him.
I want to encourage you that worship really is such an amazing privilege and gift the Father has given us. It really has nothing to do with just singing songs, but it goes way beyond that. It’s also not about the what or the how. It’s really all about the position of your heart and the power worship carries. I’m thankful it’s not about singing because I have the worst voice on the planet and worshiping is one of my favorite things to do. Why? Because I realize that Father God is worthy of it all. I also understand that worship is the most powerful weapon he has given us to win the wars we are in. Just as a lyric in my favorite song says, your weapon to win your war is your melody.
Paul sets the perfect example of why worshiping is so powerful. I think my trial is hard but can you imagine being in prison? This is where Paul found himself but instead of feeling sorry for himself Acts 16:25 says, “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.” And what happened next? Their worship caused such a violent earthquake that the doors flew open and the prisoners were released. Paul’s worship loosened the chains, not just for him, but his worship impacted those around him too!
Your life should be a constant state of worship, adoration and thanksgiving to God. You might not always feel like it and you might be in the toughest war ever, but when you choose to worship, especially when you are in the middle of a war, the atmosphere shifts. When you choose to worship is when breakthrough happens, when the chains fall off, and when the enemy is defeated.
The beautiful thing that will also happen when you live in a constant state of praise is all communication lines between you and God will be opened up. When you are in a constant state of praise, there will be no room for negativity, words of death or complaining to be a part of your life. Doesn’t that sound so refreshing?
What war are you in today? Is it infertility? A financial crisis? Marriage on the brink of divorce? Whatever it is, choose to worship your way through. It’s much better than the alternative options and it’s the best way to connect yourself to heaven. Turn on some worship music and I guarantee it will turn your focus from the war you are currently in the middle of onto the only One who is capable of defeating the battle for you.
“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.” Psalm 150:6