1 Chronicles 29:13
Now therefore, our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name.
You can never praise God too much. There’s never a time or a place that would be wrong to praise Him. We need to focus our hearts to thank and praise God continuously for who He is and all He has done! Praise will not only bless God, it will grow your faith! The more you focus on who He is the smaller your mountains in life will become.
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
Praise Him for His might acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!
We all have our own ways of worshipping God; some people are comfortable singing at the top of their lungs and others like to sing quietly, some people like to raise their hands and jump up and down and dance and others would rather die than raise their hands. The point here is that it doesn’t matter how you enjoy worshipping Him, just do it! Don’t look around worried about how others are worshipping around you, you worship God.
Have you ever caught yourself looking around the church service and thinking, “hmmmph, I know how that person lives during the week so they can’t possibly be really worshipping God like that!”? Don’t worry about them, worry about getting as much out of the worship service yourself! One of Satan’s greatest tools in church is to get you focused on others instead of what God has for you! Focus on your worship and what God has for you in His message, that is what you are there for. You aren’t there to judge the rest of the church, you are there to worship God in an appropriate manner that fits you. (Use discretion and understand we are never called to disrupt a service acting in a crazy way to draw attention either) There are times that some of our best worship can come from just bowing our heads before God and quietly praising Him for all He is and all He has done in our lives and there are times that it may be an appropriate setting to worship Him with all your might just like David did in the streets, dancing, singing and praising God with all His heart. The key is that it is to come from your heart. You don’t truly know anyone else’s heart so stop worrying about them and focus on just you and God!
Worship God today in all that you do. Allow Him to fill your heart and mind with His song and His goodness! He loves you ~ praise Him for it!
“Character is what you are in the dark” D.L. Moody