Psalm 63:3-4 “Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall sing praise to You. So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your Name!”
Discussion: Are you a “happy clappy” kind of person, or does it feel absolutely insane to lift up your hands while singing gospel songs?
Prayer: Ask God to put some air in your arms and confidence in your voice if you are currently experiencing difficulty to praise and worship Him aloud (think of gospel songs the same way you think about pop / rock / other types of music – if you can sing out loud to those while waiving your hands, you CAN sing out loud and wave your hands to gospel as well!). And if you are not shy to sing out loud, praise God for the confidence He gave you to overcome your fear of judgment from others.
Spiritual Growth Challenge: Tune in to Impact radio (or your favorite gospel station) OR put a gospel cd into your player, turn down your windows and turn up the volume (make it LOUD), and sing along as if you honestly can’t care less what anyone else on the road is thinking!