Let Yourself Be Amazed!
This week, come on a journey all about praising God. The texts are freely inspired by Grégory Turpin’s book, "Petit guide pour une vie transformée" (in French). (“A Short Guide for a Transformed Life”)
Have you ever stood in the presence of God and been struck by His greatness, His power, His love? When your heart remains in this attitude of contemplation and wonder, it’s in an attitude of praise. However, praise isn’t only interior...it’s also seen and heard. It’s a manifest expression of my love for God. Personally, I love to sing but also to take my guitar and worship Him with this instrument.
It’s also true that sometimes, it’s difficult to freely worship God for various reasons…
- I’m afraid of others’ gazes
- I don’t know how to approach God
- I’m not comfortable with my body/my voice
In praise, there’s a dimension of abandonment and vulnerability. Presenting yourself just as you are before God and expressing your worship to Him sincerely and in total freedom isn’t necessarily comfortable or natural. But, out of love for the Lord, it’s possible to overcome your fears and discomfort if you have any.
The Word of God invites you over and over again to worship the Lord, particularly in the book of Psalms. In Psalm 149:1, we read, “Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise in the assembly of saints.”
David dances in joy around the Ark of the Covenant. He dances with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his strength. He worships God in his own way without worrying about “what others will say.”
Our worship and our praise should be given freely and as often as possible -- I’d say even daily. Worship is a surge of love towards God!
Today, let yourself be amazed and enveloped by the presence of God. Express your praise to God in a new way that you wouldn’t have necessarily tried or dared before. Sing for Him, raise your hands to Him, even dance if you’d like, but worship Him! He is worthy of it all!
P.S. For all our friends in the USA, we honor America's veterans today for their willingness to serve and sacrifice. Happy Veterans Day!
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