On that day, Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang: “When the leaders in Israel lead, when the people freely volunteer, bless the LORD! Hear, O kings! Listen, O rulers! I will sing to the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel.” Judges 5:1-3
In the Book of Judges, God speaks to Deborah, one of my favorite female biblical characters, prophetically and calls on her to deliver the Israelites from the corruption and oppression brought on by the reigning ruler, King Jabin. God gave Deborah a prophetic word for a militant leader named Barak that specifically called him to lead the battle and fight the king’s army. After Deborah and Barak won the battle against King Jabin, Chapter 5 shows how they sang praises in adoration to the Lord for deliverance and victory.
A mighty warrior of God should also be a mighty worshiper. Expressing adoration and reverence for the Lord is the place you will receive strength, strategy, and spiritual sustenance. Worship is also how you should respond to victory. It is a multifaceted way to defeat the enemy. It signifies to Satan who we belong to and shows him he has no hold on us.
Our devotional life must be filled with worship. Even nature worships the Lord. Isaiah 55:12 “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Wow! We were all created to worship God, and in return, we receive holy preparation for the life ahead. Worship changes things. It changes you.
When you are praising God, it is almost impossible to have your focus on anything else. Worship realigns our will and heart to God’s will and heart.