Psalm 9:1-2 "I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High." NLT
Many people give God half-hearted praise. They stand in a worship service in church and can barely mutter a line of lyric. And woe to the worship leader if they are asked to raise a hand or tap a toe during a song of praise! It’s seems to be ok today to be an “all-in” sports fan, jumping, shouting and singing “take me out to the ball game” among thousands of people you don’t know. But if you do the same when it comes to worshipping Jesus in church you are a religious fanatic!
There was a man in the Bible called David – the man after God’s own heart – who was a fully engaged worshipper. When David worshipped, he was definitely “all-in”! We can see what David’s “all-in” worship looked like:
He sang with all his heart
Psalm 30:12 "That I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever." NLT
He played an instrument with all his soul
Psalm 71:22 "I will praise you with music on the harp, because you are faithful to your promises, O my God. I will sing praises to you with a lyre, O Holy One of Israel." NLT
He even danced with all his might!
2 Samuel 6:14 “David danced with all his might before the Lord.” NKJV
You see, David was “all-in” for God because he understood God was “all-in” for him!
Jesus loved you with all His heart, soul and might! So much, that He left all so that He could give you all. He wasn’t reserved, restrained or contained in His love. Instead, Jesus was demonstrative, undeterred, unashamed, unreserved, unrestrained and unapologetic. He was “all-in” for you at the cross and still is today!
Now the question is, are you all in for Him?
Psalm 84:2 "I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God." NLT