Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord or fully declare his praise?
Sing once, praise twice!
That's my motto!
And, nothing floods my heart with joy more than singing praises to the Lord on Sunday morning at our contemporary praise service.
From the first chord to the last, I am fully engaged, fully present in the act of worship. I am simultaneously grounded in awareness of self and lifted, as on eagle's wings, beyond it. I am lost in the moment, in the words, in the music . . .
And, then . . .
The rush! The high! The Presence!
The mighty winds of the Holy Spirit course through my veins. My soul leaps, aflame.
I am alive, alive, alive in the Lord!
Oh, praise Him!
As the psalmist tells us today, none of us, in our human frailty, can completely proclaim the mighty acts of God. Nor, can we ever adequately declare His praise.
But, that doesn't mean we are not supposed to try.
When we do so with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, He meets us where we are. He raises us up to meet Him. He lets us know He appreciates our endeavors to praise and worship Him.
And, He tells us how much He loves us . . .
How have you felt the Holy Spirit moving in your life?
Will you pray with me?
Dear Father, we don't have the words or understanding to tell of all Your marvelous works or to give You the praise You so richly deserve. Thank you for accepting the ones we offer in our weakness and fragility. May Your Holy Spirit fill us with Your joy and peace. Amen.
I am thankful for the gift of song.
Psalms 106:1-18 or 106:19-48
Joel 3:1-2, 9-17
1 Peter 1:1-12
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