"Now therefore, write this song for yourselves, and teach it to the sons of Israel; put it on their lips, so that this song may be a witness for me against the sons of Israel.”- Deuteronomy 31:19
What started out as a normal conversation one day between a friend and I ended with us embroiled in a battle with both parties unarmed. No matter how hard I tired to resolve the matter peacefully, the worse the situation became. Both of us ended the conversation with hurt feelings and feeling personally attacked. For a few moments the peace in my heart was replaced with hurt and anger. But then I quickly realized that the friend I was speaking to was not himself. My friend quickly revealed there were other personal issues plaguing him. The exchange was dividing us instead of us dropping to our knees in prayer for each other and our ministries.
So I decided to change my response.
The next morning, I got up, put on the Christian radio station, and worshipped.
Worship lyrics can transform even the hardest of hearts. Taking the focus off of me and onto God allows me to cast my cares onto God because He cares for me. It allows me to resist being selfish and embrace selflessness. It allows me to recite scripture and meditate on it so it penetrates my heart. Lastly, it allows me to give God the glory He is due.
The enemy would love nothing more than for us to focus on ourselves rather than God. But identifying Satan’s attacks and rebuking them with the beauty of worship defeats the enemy that is trying to steal our joy.
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