So for the past few days I’ve been incorporating praise into my morning stretches and work outs and today, this quote really struck me:
“We are designed to dance. To use our bodies as weapons of grace, beauty and intrigue. We are designed to stretch until we master growth. To replace old dead cells and be physically renewed each moment. So, challenges don’t destroy us, they just should make us dance more swiftly and passionately. For when we dance we please God. Especially when we dance in brokenness.” -Phindiwe Nkosi
Physically, when we push past pain and endure through tension- we come out stronger on the other side. Similarly, when we worship God even in the midst of pain and trials it becomes a sacrifice of praise and is most pleasing in His sight.
The same way our body renews cells, our spirits and souls are renewed/refreshed when we ‘praise in brokenness’. We are pushing past our pain and choosing to recognise the unchanging and faithful nature of our Heavenly father. This keeps our hope steadfast and our faith rooted in God.
That we can use not only our words/voices but also our bodies as weapons of God’s grace and beauty is nothing short of an honour. Our bodies are truly His temple and praise in times of brokenness makes this extremely tangible.
So here’s the challenge: worship Him in every aspect of your day, even when you don’t feel like it. It will keep you focused on this unchangeable fact: He is the core of your life.
‘But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.’ Psalm 71:14