According to Wikipedia, “a warship is a naval ship that is built and primarily intended for naval warfare….As well as being armed, warships are designed to withstand damage and are usually faster and more maneuverable than merchant ships.”
Worship – how we ascribe worth to God – is a God-given warship for the battle we’re in…
Worship is how we battle.
“A warship is a naval ship that is built and primarily intended for naval warfare…”
Worship is so much more than a 20-minute segment of singing during a church service. It is singing, but it’s not only singing. Worship, in its most basic sense, is ascribing worth to someone or something. Worship is a song, an attitude, a lifestyle, a choice in the midst of temptation…and a weapon to fight with.
Life is a spiritual battle, so God has equipped us with spiritual weapons with which to fight. Next time the battle is heavy or you feel the heat, bust into worship. Sing a song, recite a verse, thank God for His faithfulness. You’ll find it helps you take back ground from the enemy.
Worship helps us withstand damage.
“…As well as being armed, warships are designed to withstand damage…”
Worship is not only an offensive weapon; it’s our defense as well. Big or small, whatever your pain or problem may be, worship is not only your sword to strike the enemy with, but it’s your armor for when the enemy strikes you. (tweet this)
Worship in the midst of pain isn’t natural, but it’s necessary. It tells the enemy that you don’t worship God just because He makes your life easy or gives you what you ask for. That’s what Satan accused Job of. But worship enabled Job to withstand such damage that he told God, “Though You slay me, yet I will hope in You.” Wow. That’s worship.
Worship is diverse and strategic.
“…[warships] are usually faster and more maneuverable than merchant ships.
Worship is maneuverable and useful in very diverse, tricky, painful situations. It’s the Swiss Army knife of spiritual weapons. Whether you’re in tears, triumph, or temptation, worship is your go-to weapon. It can realign your focus, take thoughts captive, release sin and shame, and empower you in the darkest of situations.
It’s no surprise that Jonah worshiped in the belly of a fish, Paul and Barnabas worshiped in a prison cell, and Job worshiped while sitting on a pile of ashes scratching his boils with broken potsherds. Any time, anywhere – call in the worship.