Worship While You Fast
David was a worshipper. He loved the presence of God. The nation of Israel grew and prospered more under King David than any other time in its history because David was a man of worship. Imagine what could happen in your life if you began fasting, praying . . . and worshipping!
- In this sermon, Jentezen Franklin talks about the connection between fasting, prayer and worship. Is this a new concept for you? How can you apply it to your life?
- In what ways does worship affect evangelism?
- How are worship and the mercy seat of God related to each other?
- What are some things that people allow to discourage them from worshipping?
- Worship isn’t just for the times when you feel like it. What can you do to bring a spirit of worship even when you may not feel it?
- “David understood that he had some battles to fight, and he had only one bullet: the bullet of worship.” Are you facing battles in your life? What could happen if you increase your worship?
When Jehoshaphat was outnumbered and afraid, he prayed and proclaimed a fast. When it was time for battle, he put singers out in front of the army to praise and worship God as they went to war. When they started praising, the enemy turned on one another and God gave Jehoshaphat a tremendous victory. God can do the same thing for you today. If you are facing a battle, begin to pray, fast and worship.
2 Chronicles 20:21-22 (NIV): “After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: ‘Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.’ As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.”