“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. “ Psalm 95:6
Dear Sweet Mama,
Have you ever stumbled upon a new truth in your Bible that surprised you? God’s Word is full of amazing accounts of how God has worked throughout history that continue to inspire believers today. And because the Bible is “alive and active” (Hebrews 4:12), the Holy Spirit can illuminate a Scripture or passage right from the pages to your understanding. Something familiar might suddenly have new meaning, or as happened for me with the Scripture below, you may discover a passage for the first time that wows you! While researching on the topic of worship for The Wise Woman Abides, this passage in 2 Chronicles became a new favorite:
Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground, and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the Lord. After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his Holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.” As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. (2 Chronicles 20:18, 21-22)
Worship is a conduit through which God’s power flows. When facing an enemy who is coming against you, do what King Jehoshaphat did: he fell on his face before the Lord and worshipped. When you are fighting a battle that is bigger than yourself, bowing or kneeling down in prayer is a strategic position for those who know that God has already overcome. The King of Judah humbly led his people in worship during battle, and the result was a divine and miraculous victory!
While the people of Judah and Jerusalem were singing and praising God, He was fighting for them! God’s principles never change. If you spend your life singing to and praising the Lord, God will be your warrior. I’m praying the next two weeks will inspire you to worship instead of worry, so that you will encounter God in a new, victorious way!
Never gonna stop singing,
Rae-Ellen Sanders and the Help Club for Moms Team
“We need to discover all over again that worship is natural to the Christian, as it was to the godly Israelites who wrote the psalms, and that the habit of celebrating the greatness and graciousness of God yields an endless flow of thankfulness, joy, and zeal.” J.I. Packer