Actively participating in praise and worship is good for your physical body, your emotional health, as well as spiritual growth. Raising your hands over your head opens your chest, increases blood flow, releases tension and improves balance (especially important for those of us over 50). This mirrors the spiritual benefits – worship opens your spirit to the awareness of the presence of God, definitely releases tension as your surrender your burden (weight) to Jesus and improves the balance in life as we lean more towards what is eternally important and away from what is here today and gone tomorrow. Attend church in person today if at all possible and worship with like-minded believers and encounter God’s stabilizing and refreshing presence.
Prayer: Jesus, we give you this day, the first day of the week because You come first. Without You we would be lost forever. You deserve all the worship we can give, and infinitely more. Fill us with Your love and your presence and bring balance and refreshing into our lives. We thank You for the opportunity to gather in Your house and express our love and gratitude to You.