This was part of my devotional reading today, I’d like to share it with you. I like his comment about not just sitting back and singing, but taking action that is necessary. Worship is essential to our daily battle, it is part of the action we take to give the battle to God and not fight in our own pride. The next time you’re worshiping at church try to remember this devotional and look forward to being equipped to endure the week. Worship in Spirit & Truth and live a life of sacrificial worship – in other words, worship everyday in every situation! Be encouraged! B.
From the Joseph Prince Devotional, Day 23 on www.youversion.com …
So what do you do the next time you are faced with a battle and don’t know what to do? Jehoshaphat sent his singers to the front of the army to proclaim, “Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever.” (2 Chronicles 20:21) Some people will wonder, “Does that mean that I just sing and don’t do anything else when I have a problem?” No, that is not what I am saying.
Do what the situation requires, but don’t worry and don’t trust in what you do. Like Jehoshaphat, rest and trust in His mercy that endures forever. When you do that, God will turn your battlefield into the Valley of Berachah. Berachah means “blessings”. The children of Israel gave the battlefield this name because it took them three days to gather all the spoils of war! God turned their situation into a great blessing! (2 Chronicles 20:25-26)
Do you have a battle to fight? Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord!