Today has been one of those days.
When I first got my day started I never thought it would take such a drastic turn.
Let’s start off with a little trivia session.
What does praise mean to you? What does your own personal praise entail? How is your spirit expressed?
Text book definition of praise: to express thanks to or love and respect for (God)
Praise can be brought about and expressed in many different ways and outlets. Some through song, some through prayer, some through sermons all to gain the same outcome. Whether you shout hallelujah, amen, wave your hands, cry, or rock it all sums up to being the same thing; praising the Lord for all that he has done in our lives. Last I checked, praise is not a text-book emotion, action, counteraction, or else it will just be something to do to waste time.
None of us are going to praise the same, that’s a given, so why do so many negative people frown at other folks praise? Maybe if they were more focused on their own praise and what they are thankful for, they wouldn’t walk around looking like they suck on lemons 24/7.
My own personal praise and worship is expressed through song and dance. I love music of all kinds. Of course I love neo-soul, r&b, and old rap but my gospel list is just as extensive. Either through picking songs for the choir to sing or meditating over songs for the kids to dance to.
Psalms 9:1-2 ~ I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
Psalm 149:3 ~ Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.
From the waving and clapping of your hands to the singing, shouting, and praise vocally, our worship is not to be dumbed down by those who just don’t like it. As I have heard a few times in different songs, ‘if you don’t like my praise, you may need to scoot down.’
I am too grateful for all the Lord has done for me to sit on the sideline quiet as a church mouse. The church house is the place for worship and praise, where does it say it needs to be in silence?
Until next time folks and in the mean time continue on with your praise the only way you know how.
Much Love ~ Nappyredd