This is what the LORD says: Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? Isaiah 66:1
Corona – crown
The enemy is using this virus to make God appear small—not only to tempt us into believing that he has the ability to usurp God’s crown, but to entice us to wear a lesser crown. And if he can, he will use fear and doubt to tempt us to exchange the truth of God’s greatness for the lie that He is uncaring and ineffective.
God has not changed. Enthroned in absolute sovereignty, heaven is His throne and the earth is His footstool. We cannot build a house glorious enough to contain His majesty and yet He chooses to dwell in the hearts of His people.
We are containers for His glory.
As His domain and sanctuary—we choose how much real estate to give Him and how much to give the enemy. The enemy attempts to usurp the real estate of our hearts through fear and unbelief, the root of our insecurities.
Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. Psalm 22:3
Worship in this season is of vital importance. God has given us dominion over our own hearts. We may experience fear—but we get to choose how to respond to it. When God tells us He is enthroned on the praises of His people, He is giving us the strategy to enlarge His territory in our hearts.
He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. Psalm 103:4
The crowns of fear, doubt and anxiety cannot coexist in the same place as worship, praise and thanksgiving. In worship we exchange those paralyzing crowns for life-giving crowns of love and mercy.
Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, ‘Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created. Revelation 4:9-10
It is time to cast down all lesser crowns clamoring for ascendency in the domain of your own hearts. Exchange them for the greater crown of King Jesus—joining your heart and voice in the heavenly chorus of never-ending worship!
What lesser crowns are vying for the throne of our hearts?
How do you see worship as a means of taking authority over these lesser crowns?
What strength and comfort might you find in joining your voice with the heavenly chorus of never-ending worship?