We are aware that a great awakening is upon us. How do we enter into the awakening of our hearts in the middle of our circumstances?  How do we exit depression and rejoice in the Lord?

According to Ephesians 5:18, The central and beginning point of a reawakening, is to be filled with the Spirit of God by praising, rejoicing and giving thanks.

In 2 Chronicles 20:22, we see this key by what God charged David to do: Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.

Nations had come to bring Israel out of their inheritance. These nations outnumbered them. God told them that in order to fight in this battle, they would need to SEE salvation.

David spent his days in praise (focusing on God), so when He saw the giant, Goliath, instead of running from him, David recognized that the giant didn’t have a covenant with God and couldn’t defy the army of the living God—David DID…and SO DO WE. The army of the living God had forgotten that THEY were the army of the living God. They had their eyes on the natural instead of the greatness of God.

According to Isaiah 6:13, to get out of fear and depression, we are to sing and when we begin to sing praises, the Lord Himself would send ambushes.

As we keep our eyes on the Lord, He becomes more real than the circumstances. Praise: We declare Who we see Him to really be. Rejoicing: Depression leaves as our covenant identity is experienced, Thanksgiving erupts, and we are awakened!

To find out which Psalms we are praying aloud this week, click here.

Praise the Lord always!

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