I understand there are varying ways to worship God. My question is:
What does it mean to worship God?
Here’s what I fail to understand:
Worship includes giving praise, thanks, and showing reverance, showing joyful praise and thanksgiving (as in the way David does in the Psalms)
So, why does it seem forbidden in many churches to clap or raise your hands in thanksgiving? I am not a big charismatic type, but I wonder if we are repressing the “Joy of the LORD” …which is said to “be our strength”…by getting uncomfortable when someone gets excited and claps, or says “AMEN!” or “GLORY!”
Is this repressing the Spirit of God? I am just not sure where the line should be drawn between “reverence” and “joy” in worship
Thanks for your thoughts on this.