Don’t be drunk with wine, Paul wrote, calling it “reckless living”. Instead, he advises, worship! Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, and making melody in your heart to the Lord are the antidote to the grip of risky substances that poison the mind and the body where the Holy Spirit dwells. What is it that you are seeking after? A good time? To forget? To unwind? There isn’t anything that the Holy Spirit can’t fill if you allow Him to be your everything. Will it be a sacrifice for you? Probably! But God desires to connect with you and worship is what He has designed to achieve that. True worship, in spirit and truth, is exclusively God-centered. When your mind and spirit are clear, they can exist in a state of perpetual worship to God, a moment-by-moment mindfulness of His holiness, the struggles of the flesh will weaken their hold in your life and over your body and mind.
Whatever you need, when you make ministry to the Father your first priority, setting aside all else, He’ll do the same for you.
What makes worship such a powerful weapon to use in the fight of faith, to slay the flesh and overcome the enemy? God inhabits the praise of His people! (Psalm 22:3) Where there is worship, which is ministry unto Him from a grateful heart, His presence surrounds you in that worship in a powerful way, in a way that repulses and repels the enemy, in a way that paves the way for the miraculous. Are you under attack in your life? Worship! Do you need a miracle in your health, finances, family? Worship!
Whatever you need, when you make ministry to the Father your first priority, setting aside all else, He’ll do the same for you. Psalm 18:25 says that He shows Himself faithful to those who show themselves faithful to Him. When you worship Him, seeking nothing but to honor and glorify Him, you’ll find the strength for today, and all you need to overcome the enemy and find victory is found in Scripture-based worship. Satan hates the presence of God, so engulf yourself in it “continually” (Hebrews 13:15) through continual worship from your heart.
Thought for today
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17) The Lord inhabits worship. His presence is what you need to overcome Satan’s influence and attempts to steal, kill and destroy what God has done in and for you. If you need freedom, get into worship and stay there! Being truly set free is just one of the many precious, valuable gifts God gives when you worship. Struggling? Press in even more today!