This lesson in The Lord’s Table workbook is absolutely awesome! Rather than butchering it, I will just quote little snippets and let you order the workbook and enjoy it for yourself! πŸ™‚

The scripture reference for this lesson is found in 2 Chronicles 20, specifically, verses 3, 15, 21, and 22.

For God’s people, praise of God leads the way to victory in battle…As God’s people earnestly sought Him for help in the battle, God made the promise that He would fight on their behalf, that the battle would be His, and that all they needed to do was stand still and see the salvation He would provide for them….It was those who led in praise and worship of God who led the army to victory. From this, we learn that true praise of God leads us to victory also. Oh, you who are beset by temptation, who know of the weakness of your flesh, who struggle intensely in the battle, please know that God will provide help and victory in your battle as you learn to praise Him. Praise leads the way to victory. (TLT, p. 188)

When we feel like praising the least, is when we need to praise the most. I have seen this powerful truth in my own life. There is power in praising the Lord. The power isn’t MINE, it is HIS. He shows up when His people praise!

They were praising God for the victory they did not yet see. In addition to praising Him for His character, Who He is, etc., it is very good to praise Him for victory in the battle before we see any evidence of it. We can do this because our victory has already been won on the cross, and we are assured of it! We can praise Him even before the work is finished, because we know our faithful God and Redeemer will finish the work He has started in us. So let’s get in the habit of praising God for future victories. (TLT, p. 189)