Jan
17
2012

The biblical response to crisis

This is the first post of the year and a happy new year to all our subscribers. I trust you have been enjoying the year so far. We have been busy marketing the magazine.

I am really excited to write this particular post as there is nothing better than when a piece of truth excites and changes you and more importantly conveys the heart of the Lord.

The year 2011 for many, either personally or nationally has been challenging financially. We all know Christians caught up in the economic crisis and political upheaval the world is going through. For us Christians, our confession, rightly has been that God will continue to protect and provide for us. Such is our confidence in the finished work of God. The question then is, are there any biblical principles that we need to follow during these periods. What I am about to share is just one of many biblical truths, as I believe that we know in part.

This post centres on the subject of worship. In the midst of a crisis around us, our reaction should be one of worship. Worship by definition is someone or something that we give our thoughts and attention to.  Even if we give all our attention to the problem and not to God, there is a danger that we begin to ‘worship’ the problem i.e. elevate the problem before the worship of God.

Worship here means an active response. At the beginning of the year, as I was praying, the Lord shared a word with me ‘Worship only Him’. Puzzled by what this could mean, I discovered that worship was the biblical response to a crisis. I discovered that almost without exception, from Genesis to Revelation, the people of God worshipped Him whenever there was a crisis.

Worship enables us to bring God into the situation and begin to see things from His perspective. Worship enables us to stay close to the Father’s heart and get His view on things.  When this happens, we begin to speak out of the revelation that we have received and victory will come. Space does not permit me to go into all the scriptural references to crisis and worship but consider Job in Job 1:8 and David in 2 Kings 12:20 and you will understand what I mean

However, if there is one area I am going to be focusing on this year, it’s my worship life. If biblical characters reacted with worship as a way of dealing with crisis, then we would be wise to do the same.

I trust that I have shared a valuable insight from the scriptures and so until I appear again in your inbox with more insight from the scriptures, keep on actively worshipping Him.

Stay blessed

Ola

www.christianbusinessmagazine.com

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About the Author: Ola Aroyehun

Ola Aroyehun editor of The Christian Business and Professional Magazine: a magazine dedicated to helping Christians apply biblical principles to their professional lives.

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