When you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you commence a race of your life. So, I liken every Christian to being a runner. In the beginning, you are excited about the newness and freshness you experience in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Then the run commences, on your run you met other runners…some wearing grimaces; and some smiles. The smiles encourage you and you increase speed in your run. However, in the passage of time, weariness flows through your body and the temptation to reduce your momentum sets in. The run continues… sweat breaks out and soon drips down your body; fatigue rolls through your body. Now, your face is wearing a grimace.
As a new runner, there are times when my body is screaming agony and feel like I have lead in my feet. I have learnt to surrender the run to God; and use that time to also Worship the Lord God. As, I worship the name of the Lord and exalted him for who HE is….my mind moves away from my lead like legs and take delight in him who deserves Praise and Worship from all his Creations. I am enabled to run to my destination.
During the run, I appreciate Paul who endured through the challenges of his race to the end; and finished well. He says “…. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith..” (2 Timothy4: 6-8)
“The last thing you want to do in a difficult situation is praise God. Praise means to commend or give honor. Oftentimes the weight of the problem seems so unbearable and makes it practically impossible to want to praise God. But the truth is that there is power in our praise. Our praise is a mighty weapon that can put the enemy to flight and cause our situation to attract Heaven’s attention.” Zion Worship Center
Christian, you are a Worshipper. Praise and worship is a mighty weapon in moments of difficulties and more so when under attack by the enemy.
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds….” 2 Corinthians 10:4.