The Heart of Worship in ASL

I have noticed that a lot of people are interested in learning how to worship in ASL.  This has been on my heart to share.

Let me say something first, I am somewhat not expert of ASL, but I am learning.  There!  I finally confessed.  You may be surprised about that comment.  Yes I am deaf, but that does not mean that I am fluent in ASL.  I am not expert in ASL because that is not the language I grew up in.  I grew up in Pidgit or contact signing.  However, I truly appreciate and respect ASL.  It is a beautiful language of expression and saying how you truly feel.  I can read ASL, I can talk ASL for the most part, and I do my best to teach ASL.  Every time I became nervous, doubts, or insecure, God reminded me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9).  Thank you Lord for your Grace.

As for the worship in ASL, just express what that song means to you.  Ask God to speak to your heart and show you what it means to you.  When you open up to him and he will interpret through you.  I can guarantee you that when the Deaf opens up their hearts and it will make an impact.   Don’t shy away from your fears of insufficient for His power is made perfect in weakness.

Sing from your heart, open up to His melody, and it will create a beautiful description of His love through you.  Here are few YouTube videos:

“I will Rise” by Chris Tomlin    

“Music in Motion” by Ronaldo Feliciano

“Revelation Song” by Kari Jobe

“Stronger” by Mandisa