Candid Confession: Similar to prolonged public displays of affection, overt physical acts of worship make me uncomfortable.
I learned how to worship in a 200-year-old Irish Roman Catholic, one-room church where believers rely on an outhouse to this day. Worship was reverently quiet and obediently still, lest we take the spotlight from our Holy Father to ourselves.
But these days, I’m so grateful for Jesus that I sing out loud and tap my foot to the beat. You may even catch me unwittingly swaying side to side a little!
I think Lisa Burgess might understand me. She also worships with her head and her heart. It’s not natural for her body to follow, but in a special church service, she learned that “sometimes the whole body needs to show up, not just the head or heart.”A little nudge to worship with more than your heart on Grace & Truth Click To Tweet
Put Your Body Where Your Heart Is
This week the Holy Spirit used Lisa’s post “Put Your Body in Position” to stir something in me. I couldn’t explain what it was, so I waited until Wednesday night to write this introduction (sorry, Heather!). I still can’t articulate He is using Lisa’s words to change me, but I know that actions speak louder than words. I’m full of words, so maybe He wants me to put my body where my laptop is.
And if you see me with my hands reaching towards Heaven this Sunday, please just pretend it’s no big deal.
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