Throw Yo’ Hands In The Air! And Wave ‘Em….(part 2)

Hands_In_Air…Giving praise, thanksgiving and worship are vital tools for BEING in the Presence of God; and another tool is the activity of sharing. But before I delve in the practice of sharing – allow me to back track and explain the concept of “throwing and waving our hands in the air”. 

Since ACTION is a state of BEING, then true Praise and Worship is to inject consciousness in our physical gestures of appreciation. {John 4:24} In other words, just because we are “….waving our hands in the air” and singing along with the choir director – doesn’t mean we are actually praising God! 

If we would revisit the Genesis scenario for a moment(what was discussed in the previous blog entry), we would see that the real purpose of Praise is to “remain in the Presence (aka Goodness) of God”! Paradoxically, if our consciousness is one of thanking God for allowing us to see our negativity – then our ACTION is then in real Worship. For the simple fact that Praise and Worship is a tool to REVEAL the Light of God – not as a mechanism to cover or hide ourselves from “Him”(?).  In layman’s terms – the more Light there is – the more we will see – and this will include our negative stuff as well!

So in this sense “throwing and waving our hands(along with our hearts) in the air” we are doing two things: 

  1. Sending out a distress signal {2 Chronicles 16:9}. Like a stranded motorists or someone lost at sea. 
  2. We the access the Power of God in a very real way; and that is to rid ourselves of whatever “negative” stuff that is preventing us from BEING in the Presence of God! {Exodus 33:14 / Psalms 37:3-4 / Matthew 5:8}

Again, as I mentioned in the last blog entry – it’s not like God doesn’t already know who we really are – even when we attempt to hide ourselves. {Psalm 100:3} As we travel through this life, our job is rid ourselves of the many layers of coverings, so that we can expose more of God’s Light. And another tool we can use to do this is to share with others.  

The more acts of sharing we exercise – the more the Presence of God will reveal our garbage. For instance, let’s say that we give a friend a gift – but that friend (per our EGO and our definition) doesn’t return this gesture with appreciation. What happens, to us when this situation plays out: Do we become angry, feel unappreciated, feel used….etc? Whatever, our “negative” reaction is in this example, that is Presence of God shinning Light on our garbage. Spirituality is not trying to hide or repress “negative” symptoms – but to expose the cause (which is ALWAYS our very own EGO)! The more we do this – the more we reside in God’s Presence. 

So, there you have it! The Secret to Life! Praise God and Share with others! Can it really be that simple?! Yes it can; and it is! We make life complicated, when we see our flaws, negativity, limitations…etc. and instead of allowing our Light to Shine (through the actions of Praise and Sharing) – we work against the natural order of the Universe and try to cover up our Light that is reflection from BEING in the Presence of God! 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” ~Marianne Williamson  

Throw Yo’ Hands Da The Air – And Wave ‘Em Like You Just Don’t Care…is not just a directive while you’re at the club or concert (if they even say this anymore lol) but – it is the ACTION of Life! Just remember to Praise God and Share With Others and your life experience will be like one big party!!

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Psalm 92:5(KJV)

O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. 

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Romans 11:33(KJV)

33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!  

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Revelation 15:3(KJV)

And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. 

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Job 36:24(KJV)

24 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold. 

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Psalm 40:5(KJV)

Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. 

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Psalm 111:2(KJV)

The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. 

 

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Written & Submitted by:

Dwayne B. Neal – Team N.A.M.E.S.
“Knowledge is power, but ACTION is King!” 
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