We receive so much from God through our praise and worship. We all have different ways to praise God that are uniquely our own. Every now and again God calls us to step out of the box and do something a bit uncomfortable in order to get what we need. Plus, we never know who is watching us. There may be someone watching you who is has been asking God for something but may be afraid to praise Him and you may just be the inspiration they need.
God allowed the Israelites to have victory over the Philistines and regain possession of the Ark of the Covenant. While it was being brought back to Jerusalem, God began to bless the place where the ark resided for a while. David rejoiced, and in his rejoicing he gave God his all. He danced with all his might while the Israelites celebrated. After everyone went home, David was confronted by Michal. “How the king of ideal has distinguished himself today, disrobing in the sight of slave girls of his servants as a vulgar fellow would!” David said to Michal, “it was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people ideal–I will celebrate before the Lord. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.” (2 Samuel 6:20-22 NIV)
I just want to take the time to tell God how much I love Him and appreciate everything He’s done for me. Last Sunday I was at church and during the service, the pastor was talking about praising God with the little that we have. As I listened my mind began to recap all of the things God has done for me just that morning. Then I went back over that past week, then the past 2 weeks and over into the preceding months. I began to thank God at my seat for all He had done and all He brought me through. Moreover, I was reminded by the Holy Spirit that sometimes we have to get undignified with our praise. My simple “thank You Jesus for all You’ve done for me” turned into “thank You for being my everything.” Thank You for being my all in all. Thank You for just being You. Thank You, because without you I’m nothing. Before I knew it, I was out of my seat and on my feet. Anyone who knows me knows I don’t mind giving God my all. As I gave my best praise, I could feel the weight fall from my shoulders. I could feel my burden get lighter. I could hear my soul rejoicing. I felt like a new person and everything I was going through didn’t matter anymore. I was alone with God in that moment. I was at peace and worry free. I wished that moment would never end. Some of my family members laughed and made fun of me, yet other members of my family along with other church members praised God right along with me. I didn’t care, I know what I believe God for and I want my blessing.
Thank You for all You have done. Thank You for all You are doing right now and will do soon. Thank You for allowing Your Holy Spirit to rest on us and lead us in the direction You desire. Please help us please You with our praise. Please be with us in our praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Whatever you’re believing God for ladies, I EMPOWER you to just give Him praise in advance for it. Don’t give a simple “thank You Lord” but do like David and get as undignified as the Holy Spirit will have you to be. Don’t worry about who’s around or who may see. Don’t worry about anything because we’re not here to please man or ourselves, but God and Him only.
Bettina Allen is currently working in security, with prior experience in customer service. She loves to read, write and dance. She loves God and is on a mission to be as close to Him as she possibly can. Bettina is constantly learning and growing from life’s experiences. God has given Bettina a word and she would love to share that word, along with all of the lessons He has taught her, with others. Bettina resides in Georgia and attends Life Church of Atlanta. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”