A bend in the road is not the end of the road-- unless you fail to make the turn.
Open and Shut Case
wonder why we ever adopted the posture of folding our hands when we
Maybe it was started by mothers of fidgety preschoolers, and we
kept it when we grew up. Unfortunately, that posture often reflects the
attitude we bring when we come before God. Many times we approach God
with fists clenched, clinging tightly to what we consider ours: our
rights, our pride, our relationships, or our dreams.
worship, true prayer, comes with open hands. Whatever we cannot place in
those open hands and offer to God is the source of our problems. What
we refuse to offer Him fully will be the very thing that keeps us from
being all God created us to be.
Maybe that's why God wants us
to lift our hands in worship. He wants us to notice that when we try to
lift closed hands... they are fists!