Traditionally when armies would go to war they would play the drums before entering battle. For example- the American revolutionaries with their small snare drums. For the land of the free and the home of the brave! Yes! I am sure the before-battle drumming must have steeled the soldiers’ nerves and given them the courage to take
the charge into the uncertain.
In marching band in high school (which really has nothing to do with battle, thank goodness), the drum section of our band used to do a special “cadence” before we entered the field to perform. Our school’s cadence (or drum song) sounded really cool, was our particular song, and we all knew it by heart- even if we didn’t play the drums. Every time it was played it brewed anticipation & excitement about marching out. It instilled confidence and made it much easier for a bunch of teenagers to go and perform before a large audience. By the end of the drum cadence everyone would take their place on the field and be in position to start. It readied us for what was ahead.
Worship is the cadence of our hearts in the Kingdom of God. It’s what gives us His vision for what’s ahead, steels our nerves to make bold leaps of faith, readies us for life, and draws us closer to the One who makes the impossible possible. Worship is one of the most powerful activities possible in life and, for me, I’ve found it’s the one that gives me the most positive vision for the future. It’s when I worship Jesus that I see the nation of Haiti being saved and healed. It’s when I worship I can see visions of a Haitian youth movement of passion and purity for Jesus. It’s when I worship that I can see schools being built that don’t exist yet and thousands coming to Him.
Need confidence? Uncertain about what’s coming next? About to take a risk with your life? In the middle of something tough? Jesus is waiting and ready to help you steel your strength in Him and move boldly into what He has for you.
He’s waiting with visions and encouragement. He’s ready to help you take that leap into the uncertain with His strength and in how He sees the whole picture. Worship Him!