6.30.2008

30 DoW: Day 30!

Wow, it's the last day of 30 Days of Worship. But it doesn't have to end here.

If you're just tuning in, scroll down to June 1/Day 1 and start your own 30 days, focusing on the various attributes of God.

If you're playing along at home, keep going! As I said, you've only got 150 psalms to choose from. Try using other portions of the Bible. See how many attributes you can come up with. I'm fairly sure this effort is inexhaustible.

Hope you enjoyed/enjoy this as much as I did. I ebbed and flowed as I went, sure. Schedules happen. If you miss a day, just catch back up. Trust me, it's definitely worth it.

Now, for my final post...

I chose Psalm 150
1 Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
2 Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!

3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!

4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!

5 Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!

6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!

attribute & reaction:
Great. Last day. Last psalm. Makes sense. Actually, I almost did this one the other day but chose to wait.

But check it out. Look at all the celebrating. I can practically hear the music, all those instruments, and see the dancing. Strings and flutes and percussion. And voices for sure. This isn't the reserved, stone-still, lackluster "worship" many of us are used to in this era. It's not a wild and pointless display either. This is an expression of excitement and rejoicing and, most of all, praise because of the greatness of God. If that's not something to get excited about, what really is?

People get all worked up about everything else—sports, rock bands, television, the internet, etc. ad nauseum—but can't move in many church settings without motives being judged? That is a ridiculous problem.

I say we get serious and lighten up. Praise Him! Don't hold back. Don't act stupid. And, whatever you do, don't judge the motives of anyone else. This is your Creator you're worshiping here, the One who gave us life and every good thing. If you know Him, He asks for your worship. So be humbled and give Him what He asks.

He is Great. He is worthy. Praise Him!

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