Recently two friends A and B requested for the same item about the same time from me.
Once I had the resource, and an opportunity to send, I did. Their replies afterwards were as follows:
A: Babe, I got it, thanks.
B: Hi dear, thank you for the********, in fact, you are too much. God bless you plenty.
I forgot to reply the two messages and the next day, I got another text message from “B” saying “ I called yesterday but you didn’t pick up, I also sent you a message but you didn’t reply. I wanted to thank you for that stuff. I really appreciate your gesture dear. God bless you.
By now, I was smiling from molar to molar, don’t blame me. Unconsciously, I planned to send one more of that item to “B”. I paused and asked myself if what I was doing was rational. Is there any reason I suddenly want to give more to “B”?
God nudged me and He said, that is exactly the same way I feel when you thank and worship me lavishly for the little and seemingly insignificant things I do for you. Note the word “lavishly”.
I quickly asked Google “the place of many words in worship”. This amongst many others was an inspiring piece I saw…
“Paul places a high value on maximum intelligibility in corporate worship (1 Cor. 14:1-25). There are times and places for ambiguity and subtlety. Corporate worship, however, is for proclamation. And words are the least ambiguous means by which the truth can be proclaimed. Dance can honor God, painting can praise our Maker, and music can please the Lord, but no other art form can proclaim the truth with as much shared intelligibility as WORDS. http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2009/11/04/why-so-many-words-in-worship/
N.B This is not to say “A” was not grateful, but even the Heavens recognize this truth…
There is a place of many words in expressing gratitude and worship. Teach us, Lord.