(PS) Lesson re-learned

How many times will I learn the same lessons?  Praise God that he is patient, abounding in steadfast love.

Why is it that I insist that worshipping God can only be in front of a bible or in prayer?

Is not worship the constant outpouring of all that we are?

“Whatever you do, do it to the glory of God.” (Col 3:17)

Why is that so hard to grasp?  Here I am running around this morning getting all frustrated because I’m so busy with things and not having a nice quiet time to sit and be with the Lord.

Am I not with Him all the time?  Is he not with me?  Indeed he is.  Josh 1:5,9, Matt 28:20.

Why can’t I be worshipping and praying to God as I’m meeting with a friend?  Or answering an email?  Or doing my job?  Or putting in a load of laundry?  Grocery shopping, cooking breakfast, etc.

I am so wired to think that it has to look a certain way, namely me sitting with my nose in the bible contemplating his Truth.

The truth lately I have been struggling with that.  I have been trying to wake up early for months to get some good devotional time in.  And the truth is that it wasn’t the physical tiredness of it that kept me from getting up, it was that in my heart I wasn’t really valuing it above sleep and comfort.  It was that I wasn’t seeing it as infinitely more important than anything I could be doing in the day.

But more than that I think God is teaching me that I can be worshipping him throughout my day, being in constant prayer and thanksgiving.  Being a Christian is not a couple hours on Sunday or an hour in devotion to start off your day.  These are things that flow out of a heart of adoration towards Jesus, not things we can use to get closer to Him.

The goal isn’t knowledge.  The goal is Jesus.  To know him more, to trust him more, to love him more, to become more like him (2 Cor 3:18).

And so now, Lord I pray, help me worship You in spirit and in truth…in every minute and mundane task I accomplish this day…and every day.

  • Elise July 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Amen and amen.

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