Psalm 134 (NKJV)
Behold, bless the Lord, All you servants of the Lord, Who by night stand in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, And bless the Lord The Lord who made heaven and earth Bless you from Zion!
Uh Oh, what's that about lifting up hands in the sanctuary. Where I go to church, we don't do that a lot. Oh, there are a handful who do it and Pastor even does it every once in a while. I guess the discomfort many of us feel is the fear of drawing too much attention to ourselves. No, on second thought, maybe it is that we are not really worshiping. I think that true worship will not feel such inhibitions. After all, our attention is on Him and not on ourselves. What a wonderful way to express our desire, our love and our submission to the Lord. Next time you see someone lifting their hands. Close your eyes and concentrate on your Lord, then lift your hands to Him. Bless the Lord and you will be blessed.