David the Psalmist was both an artist and a warrior, and as such, his writings so beautifully reflected the constant need to declare his dependence upon God in all the difficult circumstances of life! Psalm 73:26 is one example of this: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” So encouraging to know that both our flesh and our spirits are made strong through reliance upon our awesome God! Like David, we know as “worshiping warriors” that strength is found solely in the supernatural power and intervention of our heavenly King Jesus, who fortifies every moment, every step of our daily walk in the Spirit! The word of God declares that “the joy of the Lord is our strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). This declaration came in an extremely challenging time of restoration for the people of God. Jesus was an example to all of us by setting His eyes forward during His most profound time of difficulty. “Who for the joy set before Him endured the suffering, and scorned the shame…” (Hebrews 12:2). The strength of our Savior during such a tortuous execution by Roman soldiers, came from the joy that He anticipated by rescuing all of us, His
future Bride. In the battles and victories that lie ahead for us in worldly events, and in our individual lives, it is the joy of our Lord that supernaturally strengthens us. Beloved, be strong in the Lord and the power of His might!
PS - I’m am including several links on this page which I pray will be a strength and encouragement to all of you. First, I have a compilation recording, “For The Joy Set Before Him”, that is available on our website as a digital download, in honor of the Easter celebration coming in just a few days. As well, I have a link to a recently recorded radio interview that gives some history of our ministry both in worship, as well as with fatherless and widows through Alabaster Ministries. I am also including the link to a “YouTube” video of leading worship at New Creation Church in Singapore which is our home Church.