Ps 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
Praise is Appropriate
Praise is Attractive
Praise is Acceptable
A while back at a Presbyterian church conference in Omaha, attendees were given helium filled balloons. You see, vocally praising God in some Presbyterian circles is frowned upon, and releasing the balloons would be a way of silently expressing praise to God, if a person felt led to do so. Funny thing was, by the end of the service, many were still holding on to their balloons!
Sadly, many of us are still holding on to our balloons, fearing what others might think if we exert a religious grunt. We are so animated when it comes to sports or entertainment. But when we get to church, suddenly we are complete introverts. Pulling an “Amen!” out of some folks would be like taking a salmon from a grizzly!
God inhabits the praises of his people, so stop sitting on your hands during worship and acting like the cat’s got your tongue (or the devil).