Ps 63:3 Because Your loving kindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. 4 Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. 5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
Today at church I heard a song that I absolutely love, it was only about the 3rd time that I’ve heard the song (which doesn’t mean that it is new, just new to me), but it had the same impact that it always seem to have….Surrender!!! But today was something special; the words of the song are simple “I surrender all to you; everything I give to you; withholding nothing- withholding nothing.” As I raised one of my hands and enjoyed the worship, I heard Jesus say so lovingly “You’re still holding back… when you lift up both hands in worship, you let go of everything you’re holding on to and reach for Me.” When I lifted my other hand, the tears began to flow, not out of sadness or shame, but out of a wonderful since of peace and joy. You cannot help but feel the love of the Jesus, when He assures you that He wants to take care of ALL, every single aspect of your life.
Look at Psalm 63, when we lift up our hands we acknowledge the Lord’s love for us and demonstrate our faith is in His loving kindness towards us. Our surrender causes us to want to praise and bless the Lord, then we are able to see the Lord satisfy all of our need and fill us with joy. Give everything to the Jesus, the good and the bad, highs and lows; if it is a part of your life let Him have it and He will satisfy your every need and lovingly give you His abundant joy.
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I love that song too and I am terrible at allowing my hands to raise beyond waist level, not because I don’t wholeheartedly praise God. I will remember what I have read here and apply it on Sunday! Thank you.