The word ‘shout’ is the word ‘RUA’ in the Hebrew. It means a sound that has a lot of energy behind it.
We see more of God when we worship with energy. It doesn’t mean we act like a nut in worship, but it does mean that we are glad to be there in His presence.
Whether it be worship in person at church, at home, or in our devotion time, it should be a moment like being with a long-time familiar friend that you haven’t seen in a while. Worship is a time when our emotions and energy are focused on Him.
Years ago, deeply immersed in meditation during a church service, Italian poet Dante Alighieri failed to kneel at the appropriate moment. His enemies hurried to the bishop and demanded that Dante be punished for his sacrilege.
Dante defended himself by saying, “If those who accuse me had had their eyes and minds on God, as I had, they too would have failed to notice events around them, and they most certainly would not have noticed what I was doing.”
As we enter into this Election season and we seek God in the decisions we have before us, remember that it really is not about Donald Trump nor Joe Biden, Amy McGrath nor Mitch McConnell. This Election is about getting a fresh look at God and having our hearts focused on God and our energy spent on knowing Him.