Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting
Worship | To ascribe, assign, attribute, declare worth
Whatever roll we play–business, ministry, family, relationships or otherwise–we were all built to be worshipers. Every day you choose what to worship by the choices you make and by the way that you live, but we all worship something. I’ve been so blessed to be able to have the “official” title of worship leader as my vocation, but that’s not what makes me a worshiper. It’s in the nitty gritty of the day to day, as we work out our salvation with fear and trembling, that the true motives of our hearts are revealed and we find out who we really are and to what we truly give our worthscipe.
Take a walk with me and let’s share our musings about what it really means to live life as a “worshiper”. My prayer is not that it would always be pretty, but that it will be the reflection of a pure heart that is seeking nothing more than to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth.
I’d been in the midst of compiling thoughts for more blogs when Pastor Bill asked me if I’d step into the pulpit on an upcoming Sunday. As I set my mind to hear what God would have me share, I began where I usually do, which is with the things that God’s been speaking to me lately…
Do you know that it was near 25 years before Abram & Sarai even conceived their promised son?! It was so long, in fact, that by the end of the biblical narrative we now know them as “Abraham” and “Sarah.” That’s a long time. Even one year can feel like an eternity to me when I’m waiting on something. But 25?
A New Year signals new beginnings. For many of us, this means embracing new goals (or re-kindling old ones). If you’re like me, you can often find yourself creating a “spiritual” checklist, hoping that this next year will be the one that you really get with it spiritually. You grit your teeth and jump into January determined to change some things, only to find yourself frustrated and feeling guilty.