2 Samuel 6:20 Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, “How glorious was the king of Israel today, uncovering himself today in the eyes of the maids of his servants, as one of the base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!” 21 So David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the Lord. 22 And I will be even more undignified than this, and will be humble in my own sight. But as for the maidservants of whom you have spoken, by them I will be held in honor.”

God loves us. God saved us. God healed us. God restored us. God protects us. God provides for us. God gives us the victory before we start. God blessed us. 

With all that God has done, we must be honest with ourselves and ask ourselves are we embarrassed to praise the Lord? Are we so concerned with what people think until we can’t lift our hands, yell, or jump with excitement for all that God has done? Maybe, we don’t want to be labeled a “Jesus fanatic” or maybe we don’t want to seem hypocritical or maybe we’ve been convinced “it doesn’t take all of that.” Regardless of the reason, God deserves better than a half-hearted praise and worship accompanied by pitiful hand claps.

The same way we yell when our team scores or the same way we get excited when our song comes on is the same way we should be when we’re praising God.

Don’t allow the possible looks or the possible thoughts of people to limit the praise that is due to our God.