And so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him. ( 1 Samuel 16:23)
David was an anointed worshipper before he became an accomplished warrior on the battlefield—and a long time before he became king. After being anointed by Samuel, straight away God put David into a place where the anointing and the music of worship could change the life of a deeply troubled king. God sent him into a dark, tormented place to displace it with the light of worship. David’s playing refreshed and healed Saul’s soul. The music drove the demonic spirits out of Saul’s life. The first victories in David’s life came through worship. The first victories we will have will come through worship and song as well.
In our lives, it is important that all we are called to do is preceded by worship. Our songs and music filled with faith and anointing will set the table for all that is ahead of us. Don’t be surprised if God calls you to a dark place and asks you to simply worship Him. It’s there the atmosphere is changed for Him. Worship has the power to deliver the oppressed. When we worship, God goes to work. He sets people free because we worship. Worship is vital for our souls. As we keep saturating our souls with worship, we find healing ourselves.
This teaching does not mean we all have to become worship leaders. What it is shows us, is that there is power and healing in the act of worshipping God with music. Have you experienced this in your own life? If so, how and when did it happen? What happened as you worshipped?
Spend 10 – 15 minutes worshiping God today for Who He is and all He has done for you. Find a favorite Psalm or find a favorite song and sing it to Him in your private time.