Jesus’ refusal was curt: “Beat it, Satan!” He backed his rebuke with a third quotation from Deuteronomy: “Worship the Lord your God, and only him. Serve him with absolute single-heartedness.”
Just a short note today about how worship can just clear your mind and bring your focus back on track. Frustration just crept into me today and I was letting it ooze into my relationships, my mood, my attitude and most of all into this ugly thing called self-pity. I sometimes get so angry at where I am in life I begin to lose focus on all the good things I have going for me.
After a slightly heated discussion with my daughter, I melted into this ball of self destruction and even though my spirit knew it was just a flesh thing, I could not stop it. So in anger I left the house. Not mad at anything specific but my emotional basket had some how overflowed. Missing my husband a little, missing my boy, knowing my daughter was leaving again tomorrow for camp after only being home two days and the stress of new management at work. I had not realized how heavy things were getting in the flesh.
So in the car I crank the radio and it’s this really take charge of your life kinda Christian song and it takes me away. I go to the local grocery store and am able to minister to someone quickly as I am picking up cat food. I make my purchases and step out of the store to witness this breathtakingly painted sky. Followed by seeing some of my favorite persons, TEENAGERS, at the gas station.
See what happened? I turned on the worship and it almost instantly changed my mood. I refocused my mind on the things of God and He showed me He was listening! In a very short period of time He reminded me of the things in my life which I love and He as orchestrated for me. God is good and worship brings out the best in Him! I encourage you the next time the flesh is nagging, turn on some LOUD Christian music, praise God like you never have before and watch what He will give to you in return!