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Strong Foundations // Day 18 - Going into Battle

WEEK 3 - WORSHIP

Today’s Reading : 2 Chronicles 20: 1-30

KEY VERSE:

“After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendour. This is what they sang: “Give thanks to the LORD; his faithful love endures forever!”  2 Ch 20:21

What a fantastic story this is!! Imagine being on the worship team in Judah. Three enemy armies have surrounded the city lying in wait with swords and spears ready to attack, and the King says ‘Right singers – off you go and sing’. But that day, the singers praised God and He did the miraculous, the enemies were scattered, the soldiers of Judah didn’t even have to lift a single sword!

When the enemy attacks, when life gets tough, when you are going through battles that you feel no-one can understand, God would give you the same instructions. ‘Give thanks to the Lord and sing, praising Him for His Holy splendour.’ On those days when the last thing you feel like doing is worshipping God – guess what?? It’s the absolute BEST thing you can do.

What are the toughest things you are facing in your life right now?

Is God’s goodness, faithfulness, love or splendour dependant on how we feel or what we are going through? Remember our worship is based on WHO HE IS and not HOW WE FEEL!

Hebrews 13:15 tells us to bring a ‘sacrifice of praise’. What sacrifice is it, if we only praise when we feel like it?

ACTION STEPS

• Our challenge today is to PRAISE GOD IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE!! And wait ‘til you see how God responds!! Just like he did in the day of Jehoshaphat’s army, God will raise your spirits, strengthen you and drive the enemy back as you worship him wholeheartedly. Why not worship along to ‘Raise a Hallelujah’ (Bethel). You’ll find this on YouTube.

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