Hello my friend, I hope you are doing well this day.
I wanted to share some of my favourite passages of the Bible, these passages inspire me and help me to remember how to worship the Lord.
Words which stand out for me in the follow passages are “dance, praise, everlasting steadfast love, sleep, desolate places to pray”.
These words help me to remember my devotion to God and how to draw closer to him.
“Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!”
Psalm 150:4 ESV
“But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,”
Psalm 103:17 ESV
“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.”
Proverbs 24:33-34 ESV
“But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.”
Luke 5:16 ESV
When I see these words within my devotional practice, I’m drawn to an ancient spiritual practice known as Bhakti.
What is Bhakti?
Bhakti: The Way of Devotion
Bhakti – devotion to the divine – is based on another interpretation of Vedanta: that the soul and the Divine are not One, but inexpressibly, mysteriously, both One and distinct, allowing for a relationship of love. This loving devotion, bhakti, is expressed through songs, hymns, offerings, dances, and plays.
Where an image of the divine is present and loving worship upon that image is sought, singing, dancing and praising the divine, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is forever in our hearts and whose presence grows stronger throughout proper practice and offerings to him.
Notice how the Lord works through you after your devotional practice, bringing about solutions to your unconscious mind while you sleep.
If this works for you, don’t forget to share it with others, either by attending a spiritual ceremony, or group and testifying how the love of Christ was present within you while you performed your strict devotion to him.
Peace and blessings to you Amen.