Since being on the Worship Team here at Emmanuel Faith, we’ve talked a lot as a group about the different postures of worship. There is no right or wrong way to present yourself physically to the Lord. Some people feel more comfortable raising their hands. Others falling on their knees. Some people like to worship alone, and others experience the Holy Spirit moving when engaged in worship as a community.

What matters is your heart. As Psalty the Singing Songbook put it, “You can sing until you’re blue in the face. But if it doesn’t come from your heart, then it’s not praise!”

What Philippians 2:10-11 explains is that “in the name of Jesus every knee should bow…every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” But the part of this scripture that stands out to me is the last sentence,

“…to the glory of God the Father.”

Just putting your hands up during a song set at the start of a church service doesn’t make it praise. Alone it doesn’t bring glory to God our Father. Our hearts need to be in a place of surrender, reverence, and exaltation.

So although we SHOULD bow and we SHOULD confess as it states in this passage, the act of doing those things means nothing if it isn’t done with the right heart, to the glory of God the Father.

Kim Freels
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