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00561 - Put Your Hands In The Air

"Put your hands in the air," a phrase amusingly shared by DJs, bank robbers, and in more tender moments, by mothers dressing their young ones. In a Christian context, we raise our hands in worship, and Pastors often ask people to raise their hands to confirm their surrender to Jesus. As Psalm 63:4 (NKJV) says, "Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name." 

As we lift our hands, we let go of burdens, allowing His peace to fill our hearts. This physical surrender becomes a metaphor for our spiritual state, embodying trust and submission to His will.

In the end, raising our hands in a Christian context practically shows God a physical act of worship to honour Jesus. In worship, as in life, it's a call to let go and let God - embrace His grace with open arms and hearts.


Let go and let God - worship Him always.


Help me Lord to recognise You, in word, deed and with my hands. Amen.

Action Point

Don’t be shy, when you worship use your hands to lift up His name.

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(NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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