When something is bursting, there’s no room for anything else. A balloon bursting with air pops because there’s no space left. A little kid is bursting inside to tell gramma the exciting news he just won his first game.
As worship leaders, are we bursting with joy? We can put on a game face before a service, but how about every morning?
“Lord! I’m bursting with joy over what you’ve done for me! My lips are full of perpetual praise. I’m boasting of you and all your works, so let all who are discouraged take heart. Join me, everyone! Let’s praise the Lord together. Let’s make Him famous! Let’s make his name glorious to all.” Psalm 34:1-3 TPT
When we remember Jesus died for us, forgave our failures and gave us a new start we rejoice. When we remember how He healed our broken body we rejoice. When we think of all the times we were protected from danger we rejoice. When we remember He has always supplied our needs we rejoice. The more we think about this (rather than the trial we’re going through) the more we are bursting with joy.
When we boast of Him and His works, we tell other people about it. It helps the discouraged when we tell our story. What He did for me, He wants to do for you!
This psalm is such a great call to worship. Join me! Let’s praise the Lord together. When we praise together it enhances the experience. Many famous people receive accolades and honors. But for all God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit have done for us- we proclaim Him and remind ourselves just how good He is!