Personal Training for Worship

She was fit and strong and pushed us to our limits the whole way through the session.

Psalm 103:1-22

Reference: v.1 Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name. (TNIV Bible)

Explore: I recently joined my sister at her personal training session. I don’t have my own trainer, and rarely use a gym, so it was great to get some new ideas on how to exercise.

This trainer, Jess, was a little pocket rocket.  She was fit and strong and pushed us to our limits the whole way through the session.

At one stage she had us kicking our legs out as we walked along a path. This physical exercise seemed arduous enough, but then she told us to grunt as we kicked out our legs.

Using our voices added a whole new dimension to the exercise. Suddenly, we were using even more muscles and it felt like my whole being was in motion.

Application: When I read through Psalm 103, I felt like it was also suggesting that we use our whole being to be in a state of worship towards God.

It goes on to explain how much God does for us so, as a response, we too can give Him all that we have got.

It’s not just for our voice to praise Him, but our heart, soul, mind and our whole body. It’s like a worship workout when we give ourselves completely to Him.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You have given everything over to us. May we use all of our lives to bring you praise. Amen.

How can you incorporate more of yourself in your worship?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.


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