Oh, how I love to Praise God.
Worship brings such energy, peace, love, and adoration, along with a thankful heart.
How do you worship God? With a loud shout and joyful heart!? Worshipping hands lifted high – offering a surrendered and humbled spirit from within ? Or with closed mouth and mindful praise ?
When we are in the shower, it is easy to sing a sweet song unto the Lord, because, of course, the acoustics in the shower is just the best! (laughing at self, cuz it sounds good to me!!!). But how about when we are at church, among other people? Are we insecure – worried we might get the eyebrow raisings or talk about because we are out of tune? Oh, let me tell ya, I’ve been there! I’d run from my own shadow if I got remotely scared over just about anything! (that has since changed!).
I have had many brothers and sisters in the Lord say they don’t sing out loud because they only “sing from the heart, and God hears that which is enough”.
My mind shakes at this.
Is that what the Bible says? Just pray without moving the mouth and saying out loud how much we love and adore him?
Worthy is he! Sing and rejoice! Praising the King of Kings. Oh, I get excited just at the thought of it! 🙂
Websters dictionary defines “SING” as this
intransitive verb. 1 a : to produce musical tones by means of the voice. b : to utter words in musical tones and with musical inflections and modulations. c : to deliver songs as a trained or professional singer. 2 : to make a shrill whining or whistling sound.
Be encouraged with these verses from Psalm 98:
- Let the sea and all that fills it (that’s huge)
- the world and those who live in it, RESOUND
- Let the rivers CLAP THEIR HANDS,
- let the mountains shout together with JOY
- for HE IS COMING to judge the earth;
- He will just the world righteously and the peoples fairly.