You are free to praise and worship! Yes You Are.
Are you ready to praise the Lord with me?
Lord you are Holy! (smile)
Lord you are Marvelous! (clap)
Lord you are Awesome! (dance)
Lord you are Faithful! (lift holy hands)
Lord you are Able…the great “I Am”! (give Him praise)
Lord you are my God, and there’s no other! (give Him thanks)
Lord you are Good! (sing)
Watch this praise song called “Lord You Are Good:”
All the time the Lord is Good to you and I!
We are continuing from where we left of at our last blog post called “Free to Worship by Dereck Prince.” Enjoy part two of this article.
“I have researched all the main words the Bible uses for worship, and I have arrived at an exciting and revolutionary conclusion: every word used for worship—both in the Old Testament and in the New—describes a posture of the body.
By way of illustration we will begin at the head and work downwards. One main act is to bow the head. When Abraham’s servant, seeking a bride for his master’s son, realized that God had directed him to the family of Abraham’s brother, “Then the man bowed down his head and worshiped the Lord” (Genesis 24:26).
Again, when Moses and Aaron reported to the elders of Israel in Egypt that the Lord had promised to deliver them from their slavery, their response was the same: “they bowed down their heads and worshiped” (Exodus 4:31). Our hands also play an important part in our worship. David’s response to God’s lovingkindness is described in Psalm 63:4:
Thus will I bless you while I live; I will lift up my hands in your name.
In Psalm 141:2 David describes a similar act of worship:
Let my prayer be set forth before you as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
In Psalm 143:6 David describes a different position of his hands which expresses his longing for God: I spread out my hands to You; My soul longs for you like a thirsty land.
Lifting up our hands is an act by which we acknowledge God’s majesty. Spreading out our hands indicates our desire to receive from God. Probably the most familiar work of art that depicts prayer is Albrecht Durer’s Praying Hands. Perhaps this is more a picture of supplication than of worship. Nevertheless, it is significant that Durer does not focus on the lips, or even the face of the one praying, but on the hands. Another way in which we may use our hands in worship is described in Psalm 47:1–2:
Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!
Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
For the Lord Most High is awesome;
He is a great King over all the earth.
By clapping our hands in this way we acknowledge the awesome majesty of our great King. By joining this with a shout of triumph, we proclaim His total victory. From time to time I have been present in a meeting when something that was said or done provoked a burst of clapping and sometimes also of shouting.
Probably some who responded in this way did not realize that it was a scriptural act of worship.” I’m sorry, but I have to go, please come back tomorrow for part three of this wonderful article by Dereck Prince. He will continue to share some of the acts of worship, so you do not want to miss it, OK! Let me know if the article is opening up your eyes to your God-given disposition of praise and worship.
Now give God your best praise, right now! Don’t wait another minute.
Sing this praise song called “Lord You are Awesome”
Until next time, continue to be blessed and Praise the Lord!
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