I have no problem being demonstrative in my worship. My audience is God. But I do struggle with teaching others to do the same. Because I know it’s uncomfortable at first. But it’s so freeing soon after.
We have to worship with more than our mind. It reflects our “whole worship” of living for God in all areas of our life. Raising my hands in particular is meaningful to me because that is how I say (while I’m singing or listening) with my body, “I need You Lord. I depend on You. Like a child is dependent on a parent, I long for Your care, Your provision.” It’s not to impress other people. Frankly I don’t want it to distract someone else so I probably do it less than I want to or feel like it. What do you think?