Want to be Empowered? Bring On the Worship!
Written by Jenn Arman | June 5, 2011
Sometimes I feel powerless. I see things going on around me that need to be addressed and corrected or that are just plain wrong but I don’t feel strong enough to do anything about it. I feel powerless to affect any real change. Do you ever feel like that? Maybe you’ve seen things at your school, in your home or even in your own church that don’t quite add up according to God’s word. Maybe you’ve even felt that strange tugging on your heart like you should speak up about something but you just don’t feel empowered to do so.
That is where worship comes in! Worshiping God is how we invite the Holy Spirit to come and hang out with us. God is powerful but He is also a gentleman. He wants to hang out with us, but He waits until we invite Him to do so. Check out what Jesus says to the disciples in Acts 1:8 and then read what happens in Acts chapter 2. I won’t tell you, I don’t want to spoil the surprise!
The next time that you feel powerless to effect a situation try this: Put on your favorite worship music (I really enjoy a band called Jesus Culture) and sing to God in your loudest voice. Sing just for God, He thinks that your voice is the most beautiful voice ever. Then wait and listen while the Lord speaks to your heart and empowers you to walk in His will and affect bigger change than you ever dreamed!
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him. –Psalm 28:7
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