“Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! For the Lord Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth. He subdues the nations before us, putting our enemies beneath our feet. He chose the Promised Land as our inheritance, the proud possession of Jacob’s descendants, whom he loves. (Interlude) God has ascended with a mighty shout. The Lord has ascended with trumpets blaring. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises! For God is the King over all the earth. Praise him with a psalm. God reigns above the nations, sitting on his holy throne. The rulers of the world have gathered together with the people of the God of Abraham. For all the kings of the earth belong to God. He is highly honored everywhere.”
Psalms 47:1-9 NLT
Let's get Pentecostal today! Let's shout and clap our hands! He alone is worthy of our praise! Perhaps you are a reserved person and not accustomed to demonstrative forms of worship. Relax a little. Rest in His freedom. Let go and let God have your best declaration of praise. I dare you to vocalize your admiration of Him with a shout and demonstrate your worship with hand clapping. Yes, it's appropriate. It's ok! After all, if you get excited at a secular concert or sporting event, then why not in church, or anywhere else for that matter, when it comes to the Creator and Savior? No celebrity is worthy of my shouts! No sports team deserves my praise! Only Jesus!!! Clap your hands and shout children of God! He is worthy!!!
Rev. Curtis Norris