There is a strategy to battle, in the bible. In the ways of God, worship must be lifted up to set the atmosphere. Why is worship so important? Worship sets a standard that says, “There is nothing in my power that I can do alone. I worship God because of what I have seen God do; what I have heard God say and for who God is alone.” Worship tells everything and everyone around me, both seen and unseen, that there is One greater than I.
New International Version (NIV)
17 Israel, apart from Benjamin, mustered four hundred thousand swordsmen, all of them fit for battle.
18 The Israelites went up to Bethel[a] and inquired of God. They said, “Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Benjamites?”
The Lord replied, “Judah shall go first.”
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
6 Meanwhile, the people of Jericho had been locking the gates in their town wall because they were afraid of the Israelites. No one could go out or come in.
2-3 The Lord said to Joshua:
With my help, you and your army will defeat the king of Jericho and his army, and you will capture the town. Here is how to do it: March slowly around Jericho once a day for six days. 4 Take along the sacred chest and have seven priests walk in front of it, carrying trumpets.
But on the seventh day, march slowly around the town seven times while the priests blow their trumpets. 5 Then the priests will blast on their trumpets, and everyone else will shout. The wall will fall down, and your soldiers can go straight in from every side.
For me, when facing a battle, praising God not only comes first, to set the atmosphere, but it also comes in the middle to give me continued strength, and praise comes at the end to give God glory for victory.
May everyday you wake up be a reason to praise the Lord. I love you with an Everlasting and Amazing Love.
Rev. Marcia Davis