The Jewish people believed that prophecy and revelation would not flow when you allowed depression around you.

When you focus on your problems you stay connected to them. You can’t just stop thinking about your situation; you have to think on something else. When you worship God it puts your focus on God and His word. Jesus did this with Satan in the wilderness.

He kept his focus on God’s word. When He spoke the Word of God to the questions Satan posed it stopped the devil. The enemy was persistent, but Jesus was more persistent. Jesus  worship finally chased Satan away. Let’s take a look at it.


And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.  —Matthew 4:9-11 (NKJV)

In Hebrew Worship means “what comes from humility, when all the walls are knocked down.”

Humble yourself and stop trying to figure out things on your own. You cannot make it in the world today without God! The key is focusing on the right reality.

Research indicates that the average person talks to himself or herself about 50,000 times a day.

This research also indicates that 80% of self-talk is negative.

Albert Einstein said, “You can’t solve a problem on the level it was created.”  Problems that are created on a human plane can only be solved when we connect to the spiritual plane. This is  what happens when we worship God.  It changes the spiritual atmosphere.  It charges the spiritual atmosphere.

Worshipping is taking our eyes off of our external circumstances and focusing on God.  We stop focusing on what’s wrong with us or with our circumstances.  We start to focus on what’s right with God.

Is it easy?  Absolutely not. 

There is nothing more difficult than praising God when everything seems to be going wrong.  But one of the purest forms of worship is praising God even when you don’t feel like it because it shows God that your worship isn’t based on circumstances.  Worship is based on the character of God.

Sometimes you will feel your hands are tied. This sometimes happens because God wants us to know He did it and that He can take care of us when we can’t do anything about the situation.

When we worship Him it changes our circumstances.

A worshipper makes a pre-decision to look for something to praise God about even in the direst of circumstances.

This is what happened in the story of David at Ziklag. David tried to help the Philistines in a time of war but they were afraid of him and sent him home. But when he got back to Ziklag he found that an enemy army had plundered his camp and taken his men’s wives, children and all their possessions.

The circumstances were so dire all the men began to weep and cry. Then they did what we as humans do. They began to look for someone to blame.


“Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself (one translation said he “encouraged himself) in the LORD his God.”1 Samuel 30:6 (NKJV)

Not only was David heart broken about his own family, but now he is bearing the weight of the despair of his men. And now his own men turn on him to the point of talking about killing him!Can you imagine the pressure he is under?

But what did David do? In the midst of the worst circumstances and pressure you could imagine, he ENCOURAGED HIMSELF by giving glory to God!


If you study the context, he inquired of the Lord and God told him what to do and the scripture says he recovered all.


“So David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away, and David rescued his two wives. And nothing of theirs was lacking, either small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything, which they had taken from them; David recovered all.”1 Samuel 30:18-19

And a side note: as you read further in chapter 1 of 2 Samuel you will find that in his darkest time David was on the brink of his finest hour.

72 hours later he achieved his dream by becoming the king of Israel! On the other side of your greatest challenge is the dream that God put into your heart. The key to getting there is your acting in faith. Worshipping God in the middle of your challenge is the action that will take you to your breakthrough.

So what are we saying? Worship God!

  • Put him first.
  • Put his word first.
  • Put his ways first.

Encourage yourself in God so he can talk to you and direct you.

Stay focused on God, He will help you!

Ken Blount

Ken Blount


In a culture that often de-values family life and undermines God’s design for marriage and parenting, Ken Blount Ministries stands determined to provide families with the resources, the skills, and the spiritual support needed to go against the flow.

With a background of 30 years in ministry, Ken and Trudi Blount’s godly wisdom, practical experience, and a passion to see families succeed will inspire and equip you to raise up a strong family in this corrupt world.

The heartbeat of KBM is helping the local church and its families connect with God.

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