PRAYER, PRAISE AND WORSHIP
I HAVE BEEN HAVING ON MY HEART FOR SOMETIME ABOUT PRAISE AND WORSHIP. MOST CHURCHES DO NOT HAVE WHAT I CALL DAVID-LIKE WORSHIP. BUT I FEEL IT ON ME.
2 Samuel 6:12-19
12 Now it was told King David, saying, "The Lord has blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God." So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with gladness. 13 And so it was, when those bearing the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, that he sacrificed oxen and fatted sheep. 14 Then David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod. 15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet. 16 Now as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal, Saul's daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart. 17 So they brought the ark of the Lord, and set it in its place in the midst of the tabernacle that David had erected for it. Then David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord. 18 And when David had finished offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts. 19 Then he distributed among all the people, among the whole multitude of Israel, both the women and the men, to everyone a loaf of bread, a piece of meat, and a cake of raisins. So all the people departed, everyone to his house.
WELL EARLIER THIS WEEK, I MET A PERSON FROM THE PHILLIPINES AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS. SHE TOLD ME I NEED TO BE AN EXAMPLE. NOW I AM A 42 YR OLD, OBESE WOMAN WHO HAS SEVERE PAIN AND HARD TO MOVE AS IT IS. JUST A SOUL TRAPPED IN A BODY.
BUT THEN I REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED IN OUR WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO DURING PRAYER WHEN ONE OF OUR OLDEST MEMBERS BROKE OUT PRAISING GOD LIKE I DESIRE TO.
THEN THIS SUNDAY MORNING THE PASTOR'S WIFE WHO IS ALSO THE PRAISE AND WORSHIP LEADER WAS SINGING "THIS IS HOW WE OVERCOME."
This Is How We Overcome
by Hillsong United
Your light broke through my night
Restored exceeding joy
Your grace fell like the rain
And made this desert live
You have turned my mourning into dancing
You have turned my sorrow into joy
Your hand lifted me up
I stand on higher ground
Your praise rose in my heart
And made this valley sing
This is how we overcome
This is how we overcome
THE TEENS WERE UP FRONT AS USUAL AND MY TEEN DAUGHTER CAME TO TRY TO GET ME GO UP FRONT. I WOULDN'T GO THINKING THAT THIS CHURCH WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND THIS....LOL. AT THAT MOMENT SISTER DARLA STOPPED AND SAID SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT THAT WE NEED TO BE FREE IN OUR PRAISE AND WORSHIP AND NOT TO THINK LESS OF THOSE WHO ARE FREE.
THAT IS WHEN MY FEET HIT THE AISLE AND I WENT DOWN FRONT AND DANCED BEFORE THE LORD. I FELT BURDENS LIFTED.
AFTERWARDS, THAT PAIN IN MY BOTTOM AND DOWN MY LEFT LEG WAS GONE. WHICH WAS MY UNBEARABLE PAIN SINCE SURGERY. I WAS STANDING LONGER PERIODS OF TIME, I WENT TO WAL-MART LATER AND WALKED IT.
I ENCOURAGE YOU TO HAVE THOSE CHAINS BROKEN OFF OF YOU. TO BE FREE IN WORSHIPPING GOD OUR FATHER WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART, SOUL, STRENGTH AND MIND.
30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment.