August 20, 2022

Overflowing Response

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“They shall praise His name with dancing; they shall sing praises to Him with tambourine and lyre.” – Psalm 149:3 NASB

We respond to God’s presence and all He has done for us. Some are cautious, reluctant to express their feelings, or concerned about how others might react. Others are overwhelmed with gratitude, and willing to express these feelings openly and share their testimony.

The psalmist indicated this kind of gratitude can inspire rhythmic responses. “With dancing” is the response of souls who are moved by God. They feel the pulse coursing throughout their being. They are so moved they cannot sit still.

These are expressions of surrender by those overwhelmed by His presence. These people realize all He has done for them and are unable to contain the joy. They overflow with excitement and appreciation.

This is how David responded as the Ark of the Covenant was brought into Jerusalem. He couldn’t contain himself and expressed his joy by “leaping and dancing before the LORD” (2 Samuel 6:16).

Think about all God has done for you: the joy of salvation, peace, blessings, answers to prayer, protection, meaning, purpose, forgiveness, and freedom.

Don’t be shy about expressing all God means to you. Share your testimony. Let others know you are a believer, and don’t be inhibited by what others may think. Be ready to sing. Raise your hands and lift your voice. Respond in the Spirit. Praise Him. Let your light shine that others might know what is in your heart (Matthew 5:16).

Reflection Question: Reflect on what all God means to you and what He’s done for you.

Prayer
Father, I rejoice in all that You have done for me. May I be a witness to others. I praise and worship You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Psalm 149


Prayer
Father, I rejoice in all that You have done for me. May I be a witness to others. I praise and worship You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Psalm 149