Today’s Scripture and Thought
Oh, give thanks to the Lord!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples! Psalm 105:1
The word Hebrew word used in this verse for giving thanks is yadah,
Strong’s #3034: yadah (pronounced yaw-daw’)
a primitive root; used only as denominative from 3027; literally, to use (i.e. hold out) the hand; physically, to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively, to bemoan (by wringing the hands):–cast (out), (make) confess(-ion), praise, shoot, (give) thank(-ful, -s, -sgiving).
This means to show reverence or praise with extended hands. The word pictures associated with the root words for this type of praise is shooting an arrow or throwing a rock. It literally means to extend the hands, or to shoot and arrow.
Scriptures to reference: Psalm 42:5, The Dedication of The Temple in 2 Chronicles 7 uses this expression of praise (visualize Levites blowing the trumpets and calling everyone to worship and the “praise” that everyone is expressing is through standing and lifted hands).
So when we share this with our people we get them to visualize a small child who wants to be picked up. They extend their hands high above their heads in a sign of surrender and desire to be held. You could also use the image of throwing or shooting your praise outwardly to God instead of holding it in. Have your people lift or extend their hands.
Today’s Worship Songs
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1. Strong In Us – Bethel
2. The Cost – Rend Collective
3. Lamb of God – Vertical Church Band
4. Pursuit – Jesus Culture
5. Cornerstone – Hillsong
6. Face to Face – Kim Walker Smith & Skylar Smith
7. One Desire – Kari Jobe
God bless and keep you – Gerry Desjardins
Today’s Worship is a ministry of The Worshipper’s Space