This is an extra resource for people going through the Pure Praise worship study.
For Week 3, Day 5:
Beyond the four explained in the study, another benefit of knowing God is energy in serving the Lord. I will never forget as a teenager how tired I felt one Sunday afternoon. After an entire morning and afternoon of ministry activities, I was traveling to yet another engagement where they expected me (and rightfully so, I might add) to be my regular, energetic and happy self. Truth is, all I wanted to do was go home and chill. I simply couldn’t “perform” up to their expectations. My energy was gone. (So much for the “day of rest,” right?)
The first thing I did when I arrived at my destination was locate a quiet room. My intent was to hide away and take a brief “power nap.” Instead of allowing me to sleep though, God ran over and over in my mind the words of Isaiah 40:31: “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.” (NKJ) As I meditated on that awesome passage, something supernatural took place in me. I sensed my physical strength suddenly returning. I cannot explain it. I simply knew it was God keeping His promise.
No wonder Daniel wrote, “But the people who know their God will display strength and take action.” (Daniel 11:32b) It is not God’s will for us to “burn out.” In fact, God’s Word makes it clear: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9) Considering the many responsibilities we as worship leaders have, the only possible way we can “not become weary” is to have His Supernatural strength. That power is available to us if we’ll just take time to get to know Him better.