Seeking Him Podcast

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Clapping to the Lord

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: A lot of children learn to clap and cheer before they even know how to talk.

(Child clapping)

Nancy: There’s something inside them that needs to be expressed. You can see it when a child claps with glee as she steps into the waves lapping a beach or opens a brightly colored Christmas present.

That spontaneous, joyful response is the idea behind Psalm 47:1: “Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!”

The biblical concept of clapping to the Lord includes more than keeping time to music. When God’s children step into the river of His delights or discover the gifts of His grace, we want to respond in joy.

(Child clapping)

Spend some time today thinking about the wonder of God’s character and His love. Then respond to His greatness. You may want to literally clap your hands. But most importantly, respond in your heart with joy and wonder.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him.

She has authored twenty-two books, including Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, Seeking Him (coauthored), Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story (coauthored with her husband). Her books have sold more than five million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. Nancy and her husband, Robert, live in Michigan.