Desert Springs Community Church
Holy Roar - Yadah
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  • Desert Springs Community Church
    14440 W Indian School Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395, USA
    Saturday 5:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
The Word: Yadah (Yaw-daw)

· Yadah means literally to use(that is, hold out) the hand; physically to throw(a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revereor worship(with extended hands); intensively to bemoan(by wringing the hands) Strong’s

· Physically, the act of raising our hands is tied to times of great joy or sorrow; of honest, unscripted emotion; of being overwhelmed emotionally

· The Hebrew word “Yadah” is translated 3 main ways:
1. Praise (Psalm 67)
2. Giving Thanks (Psalm 138)
3. Confession (Psalm 32:5, Daniel 9:4-5)


The Stories: Solomon (1 Kings 8); Ezra Reads the Law (Nehemiah 8)


The Takeaway: With All Your Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength

· The praise God desires from us is that which is expressed through the whole of who we are

· Our body needs to be part of our worship, we don’t just worship with our intellect (John 4:23, Mark 12:30)

· Praise most often comes through giving thanks for who He is and what He has done

· True worship brings a spirit of contrition, confession (Isaiah 6:5)

· Worship needs to encompass the whole of who we are – our mind, spirit and body