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Worship is Elimination
Thursday, May 20, 2021 by Barbara Higby

Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger. Psalm 8:2

In the last three posts we acknowledged three positive aspects of worship—entrance into God’s presence, engagement with the Lord of the Universe, and an expectation to hear His voice. Today we see that see that worship eliminates several negative elements from our attention and becomes an effective weapon.

First, it averts our awareness from self to God. Our negativity, worries, and challenges, dwarf in the presence of God. Our focus shifts to the One who is able and willing to handle all our issues from His heart of love. Suddenly, hope rises and we see the impossible as possible because we’re remembering who God is and magnifying Him above our situation.

Secondly, worship establishes a stronghold against our enemies and silences them. The intimidating taunts and threats we’ve been listening to shrink before the throne of God because our worship elevates the truth of His character above the bluster of the liar. Rather than feeling intimidated, we are emboldened and as our faith rises our enemy shrinks back.

Worship is a weapon that renders our enemies—self and Satan—ineffective. What a blessing God gives when we worship Him!

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