Written by Rachel for the Worship Academy:
This week we are going back to the story of Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20) again! Remember when Jehoshaphat appointed singers to go out on the front line of the battle? We talked about how there was so much power when the people obeyed; they showed great faith in risking their lives praising the Lord, that God then worked the miracle of His people’s enemies all destroying eachother and His people going home with the loot.
But what did they actually sing? We notice that they didn’t sing about destruction and death. They didn’t shout ‘our God is bigger than yours, he will kill you!’ They simply ‘Praised the beauty Of holiness’ and sang ‘Give thanks to/Praise the Lord, His mercy (love) endures forever (Ch 20v21)
They purely declared the goodness of God! And that is what we can do. In the current spiritual battle that we are now in, in which God has led us to praise using this scripture, we can defend our nation not necessarily by striving and shouting but really worshipping who God is, in his greatness. This reminds us of the verse in the same passage, ‘You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.” (Ch 20v17 )
Imagine God saying ‘WATCH ME NOW!’
Activity Prompts: Though we are small and may feel fear at this time, make sure you are taking time to remember God’s mighty power and consider whether you have allowed yourself time to rest in God.
Write down as many attributes and names of God that remind you of who He is, and use them in a time of personal worship.
If you don’t like writing, you may want to sketch, dance or use another method.
PLEASE also share you current favourite worship songs that you’ve enjoyed using to worship lately, we would love to hear them so add video links when you can! You are welcome to post these any time
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Be blessed! Rachel and Dan