If we love Jesus, then we don’t need to by shy about how we love Him.
When I gather with sisters and brothers in the faith, and together we sing, pray, be still … there are times when I am overwhelmed. Yesterday, as we sang Silent Night, silent tears filled my eyes, to the brim. It was unexpected but beautiful how the Lord reminded me this song touched my heart before I ever believed in Him.
Are there times when worshipping the Lord brings you out of yourself, your fears, doubts, mundane routines?
Who says you can never cry while singing His praises?
What law says we cannot dance a jig of joy, as we allow Holy Sprit in?
As it is today, I would much rather dance than sing loud, the way some do when the Spirit moves them. I look forward to singing in heaven, where our unified melody will be held by the angelic symphony surrounding the throne. Now, I trust God to receive my joyful noise, as surely that’s what it is … noise!
As we ache for the coming of Jesus, let us worship Him unashamedly.
Joshua professed faith, built altars~
Unnamed persons spoke in different languages~
The Magi from the East bowed down~
Mary, mother of Jesus, obeyed His call, sang a song for generations to sing~
None above worried about what others thought.
Rather, we get a Scriptural picture of steadfast love given to Jesus. We must not get so tangled up in worry about His love for us, for His Word is true for eternity. Like Mary, let’s treasure our salvation, pour out love offerings as we worship.
Still, if you struggle with ideas on how to love your Lord. Quite simply, think on how you love a spouse, how you love a friend. Acts of kindness, sweet words, hugs, quality time spent.
I will leave you with this story:
When I was a brand new Christian mom, I knew I could find the Lord at church in the building. We made Christmas cookies at home. Braedon wanted to give one to God. So, in my childlike faith, I brought the cookie to church on a plate and offered it to God at the altar. A wise woman told me God received it, like we hugged Him.
~Oh how we need Jesus! Let us love Him like there is no tomorrow. Love in Christ, Julie