It’s that time, friends. Time for me to roll up my sleeping bag, pack my things and give see you next summer hugs. This is my last Revival Camp process video. It has been so fun to camp out in God’s word with you and see how He’s used this time to speak to each of our hearts this summer. Of course, just because I’ve wrapped up my Revival Camp experience doesn’t mean you have to! Take as much time as you need to linger. <3
In today’s video I’m journaling with Tamara’s devotional which is all about praise. I love what she shares and how she points us to the seven (!) Hebrew words used in the Bible to describe different ways to praise God. Fellow word nerds, rejoice! In this entry I’m focusing on “barak”, the first word she lists. It’s used here in Psalm 103:1-2 and agin in verses 20-22.
“Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—”
This word praise means to kneel before God, blessing and adoring Him. Recognizing one’s position in relation to Him. Some super smart Bible scholars even say it means to be transfixed. To bow low before the King while keeping eyes fixed on Him.
Praising God in this way means that my gaze is raised from me and my circumstances to the One who is seated on the throne, in control of it all. It’s a position of humility and gratitude. How can I not bow low before Him when I think of how personally and faithfully the Creator of all things has worked in my life- even sacrificing Himself for me (and you)! He deserves ALL the praise hands! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves because “towdah” means extending hands ;)
Let us praise the LORD and not forget all his benefits!
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