Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
When it comes to our praise and worship everybody worships differently and no one can say there’s one single way to do it right. However, there is one thing that is consistent about correct praise and that is to stay focused on the Lord.
In any sport that involves a ball, such as baseball or tennis, you may hear your coach pushing you to keep your eye on the ball. His reasoning is simple – don’t let distractions divert your attention from the main thing. It’s all too easy to let the opponent get in the way of really focusing on the ball.
Similarly, as we worship God one person may sense a need to lift their hands while another sits quietly with their head bowed. But no matter what form of praise we involve ourselves in the main thing, as David said, is to thank God. In the end, worship is about God. As we fix our focus on the Lord our burdens are lifted. Whether we kneel, stand or even dance, praise and worship is blessed of God as the focus stays on the subject and not the style.
Let’s Give HIM Praise!
Dr. Tim Pollock, Senior Pastor