Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thought of the Day !!

     David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might, while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets.
     As the ark of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, she despised him in her heart.
                                                                             2 Samuel 6:14-16 (NIV)

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. had thoughts about going into the ministry before becoming a Supreme Court Justice.  He said that he may have done so if certain preachers he knew hadn't looked and acted like undertakers.  

Are we acting dead?  Nobody wants to be a part of something that's dead.  They want to be a part of something that's alive.  If the Church is going to be alive, people must get excited about what we can do.  

Michal didn't think what David did was proper.  Many people today might not think expressing yourself during worship is proper.  There is a difference, however, in not being reverent and showing joy.  You are irreverent when what you show is fake.    

Joy and excitement can be displayed in many ways – from shouting "Hallelujah, Amen!" to a subtle hand held in the air to a smiling tear filled face.  There's no right or wrong way to express your excitement, as long as it's genuine and not being done to bring attention to yourself.  

How about you?  Are you excited about worshiping the Lord your God?

In the love of Christ,


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