Okay, ready? Today's topic is: Worship...
What does worship really mean? I mean, other than attending church services on Sunday mornings, singing heartily, paying attention while the preacher is praying and preaching. Is there more? Does it really translate into everyday living?
It's supposed to.
Worshipping God is easy when I'm outside and the sky is breath-taking, or I'm sitting beside a glass-like lake at sunrise. It's easy when I'm alone and there are no kids to distract me with constant chatter. It's easy when things are going the way I want or expect them to go. But what about when I'm scrubbing toilets, something is boiling over on the stove and causing horrible odors, and my daughter is constantly bugging me about something while I try to listen to Revive Our Hearts on my mp3 player... What does worship look like then??
I think I know how it's supposed to look. But it's probably not what my family sees and hears in those moments.
O God, give me an extra measure of YOUR patience, YOUR grace, YOUR mercy. Grow in me YOUR desire to put relationships ahead of the to-do list. Worshipping you in everyday life is SERVING you by loving others in practical, tangible ways. Help me love being your servant.