Scripture Reference: Nehemiah 12:27-47The Greatest Praise Concert of All Time!
What do you do when life takes a turn for the better? What happens when you’ve been in the depths of depression and despair and you finally come back into the light? What’s next when you’ve gone from unimaginable grief to unspeakable joy?
You praise God!Our only hope in this world is God and when He gets you through all of that, you worship Him with everything you’ve got.
Nehemiah and his people encountered that. They came from absolute defeat to total victory. So they threw the greatest praise concert of all time. They mounted two choirs on either side of the city of Jerusalem, on top of the walls, and they sang and played instruments and praised God with total abandon.Imagine what it would be like to worship God with all you have. Picture the joy, the passion, the crazy, wild fever of love for God. It’d be like Times Square at midnight on New Years, but even better.
That’s what heaven is described like in Revelations 7:9-10.But we don’t have to wait. Surrender yourself to the Lord. Express your thankfulness and love for Him throughout your life. Sing of His great works, dance for Him, raise your hands, and stomp your feet.
Next Sunday when you are in church, don’t worry about what those around you might think: worship with all you have and everything you are.