Praise Points

Is Your Worship Too Emotional?

…I will celebrate before the LORD. (2 Samuel 6:21)

Is Your Worship Too Emotional? This is a question I’ve often heard asked in recent years. At times I have been personally criticized for being too emotional during worship – usually after the Lord has deeply touched my heart and tears are streaming down my face.

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Harps of God

I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues-last, because with them God’s wrath is completed. And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages. Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed. After this I looked and in heaven the temple, that is, the tabernacle of the Testimony, was opened. (Revelation 15:1-5)

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Door of Hope

Therefore, behold, I will allure her, I will lead her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; She shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt. And it shall be, in that day, says the LORD, That you will call Me My Husband, and no longer call Me My Master… (Hosea 2:14-16)

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As the Deer Pants

It was 2003 and the song ‘As the Deer Pants’ was on my heart and lips. I was thinking about the deer and its thirst. At the time I had a thirst for worshiping in song and praying for the healing of others that my home church and family did not share. This thirst led me to go to another church an hour away from home. Somehow this thirst I had was filled there. I had just been there the night before and was questioning if this was the right direction for me. The motives of my heart, that’s what I was really questioning.

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