Yejide Kilanko – Praise and Worship: The Glory Belongs To The Lord
As a little girl, growing up in an Anglican church, Sunday morning praise worship was singing hymns from The BBC Hymn Book. While there were a few hymns I loved, I mostly felt it was boring. I had been to other churches, Pentecostal churches in particular, and I loved their lively praise and worship.
When I become a teenager, a new pastor finally introduced a praise worship segment to our church. Not everyone liked the change. For some long-term church members, the mode of worship was too loud and irreverent and they switched to the 7.00 am communion service. The youth members saw it as victory.
I have come to understand that worship is not about what we feel is the best way to praise God. It’s not about us. It’s about presenting ourselves as a living sacrifice and giving Him the glory for all he has done for us.
Romans 12: 1
“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.”
Sharing a poem I wrote about how our body parts can become instruments of praise. No matter what our circumstances are, our abilities, we can, should, praise Him.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, abandoned, insignificant or lonely? Open your mouth and praise Him in the unique way only you can. Indeed praise confuses the enemy and brings us victory. God Bless!