2 Chronicles 7:3 “When all the people of Israel saw the fire coming down and the glorious presence of the Lord filling the Temple, they fell face down on the ground and worshiped and praised the Lord, saying, ‘He is good! His faithful love endures forever!'”
My thoughts: If praising God is merely defined by singing and lifting our voices to Him, then we are in for a big suprise. Biblical praise isn’t defined by personal preferences, but is a genuine response to the goodness of God. If our praise is genuine, it means something to us and means something to God. The way we respond to God shouldn’t be limited by our comfort zones, because He isn’t limited to our comfort zones. God doesn’t care if we are comfortable. He wants to know if our hearts are completely His. When the presence of God filled the temple, I don’t believe the people of Israel looked at each other and said “I think we should fall face down before God”. No, it was a genuine response to God. They didn’t care how foolish they looked because they were so captivated by God! They really knew who they were living for. So why not try something different? What if God is calling you to get on your face before Him in awe? What if He is asking you to dance and sing before Him? What if He wants you to lift your hands to Him in surrender? What if He is simply asking you to be still and know that He is God? God loves it when we respond to Him in ways that are uncomfortable to us because by doing this, we create an environment that is comfortable to Him.