Did you know praise defeats fear?
Right now on Spotify I'm listening to a mix of Matt Maher, Mandisa, Laura Story and more. All have songs on praising God in the middle of our storms and fears. Have you heard that Overcomer song by Mandisa? Take a listen here if you haven't yet.
In all of the battles in the Bible why does God have them praise and blow horns first before the battle even begins?
Because this battle we fight day to day is not ours it's His and He intends to win. Every. Time.
The praise comes first because we are declaring that God is with us, and despite how small we may be we have a force on our side that can't be defeated.
We may have a life with plans that don't make any sense. But God, he plans to use them. If He can win a war with jars, torches, and trumpets (Judges 7:15) just think what He can do for us, today.
"They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him." Matt 2:10
"Jesus answered them, “Do you finally believe? In fact, you’re about to make a run for it—saving your own skins and abandoning me. But I’m not abandoned. The Father is with me. I've told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I've conquered the world.” John 16:33