DAY 25 - DECEMBER 20TH, 2018

Harmonizing Our Hearts

Arron McWan


Sing to the Lord, bless His name;
Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
— Psalm 96:2

On a winter of 2016 mission trip to in the mountains of Eagar, Arizona, my friends and I helped out a Christian ministry. Worshiping the Lord at those heights was the experience of a lifetime for me. As a worship leader, I connected with the Lord on a deeper level and got a better understanding of the beauty and majesty of His creation, His sovereignty, and His authority. I was reminded that He holds all things together.

 

On the last day of our trip, during the time of worship, something new in the Spirit broke out. We were declaring God’s goodness, His faithfulness, His mercy, and His love over our lives. The songs –essentially scriptures with melodies – harmonized our hearts to His. I could feel the angels’ presence. Faith arose in the hearts of many as words of prophecy and knowledge were spoken over them.

 

Towards the end a young lady explained that as we sang she saw darkness depart from that place and from people’s lives. She sensed the presence of the angels and encouraged the worship team to keep singing to the Lord and ministering for Him daily.

 

Another testimony came from a guy who had issues with his body. After worship his faith in God arose, and he was completely healed. We all rejoiced loudly for that complete work of Christ in his body.

 

The Word of God says, “It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night” (Ps. 92:1-2). It is a reasonable sacrifice to live worthy of the call that we have received from Jesus. It is good to offer up our sacrifice of praise, the fruit of our lips, and the meditation of our hearts to Him.

 

Jesus has begun a good work in all of us, and He is faithful to complete it before His Second Coming. When times are tough it is difficult to fix our eyes on Him. The great thing about Jesus is that our lives are hidden in Him. As we fight the good fight of faith on the earth, we fight from the winning side! Jesus has conquered death, the grave, and sin!

 

Therefore, our hope is anchored in Him. Our inheritance is incorruptible and unshakable. We are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise that ensures us eternal life with our God, who loves us dearly. Our true joy is that our names are written in the Book of Life because we belong to Jesus through the blood covenant He made with us. We will sing praise to His name always and declare His salvation day to day.

Question to Consider:

Does worship come easy or hard for you? In what ways can your worship bring more glory to God?

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