Our lives, as Christians, should be one of worship. Standing at a sinkful of dirty dishes or over a pail of dirty diapers (does anyone even use cloth diapers anymore?) or pushing a vacuum or mowing the lawn is worshipful if we have the right spirit.
Today, my list of chores include mucking out the barn. I’ll take shovels, rakes, a wheel barrow, dogs and cats with me to rid the barn of manure and mud, making it nice and clean again for the horses and sheep that use it for shelter. As I move manure from ground to wheel barrow to garden, hymns are sung, prayers are said and worship is attained.
Perhaps we sometimes think of worship as churchy…we have to be in the proper place, with the proper clothing, with the proper attitude but I say the place we are in, at this moment, is the proper place as long as we have the proper attitude.
I can just as easily worship God while I’m mucking the barn as I can sitting in a pew. Some days I can worship Him a lot better because I’m surrounded by His creation and not that made of man’s hands.
The Christian life is difficult enough, don’t make it more difficult by going all legalistic and thinking life has to be lived by a list of rules. God won’t swarp us with a big stick
should when we fail Him. His correction is loving and kind if when we approach with a spirit of repentance. That too is worship. His mercies are new every morning, everlasting to everlasting and worship now is simply practicing for what we’ll experience for all eternity.
Joining with Jen, Finding Heaven Today, and Lisa-Jo in Five Minute Friday – Worship.
P. S. It’s going to take me a while to respond to your kind comments left on the last post…but I will, please give me time. True confession bids me tell you when I pour out my broken heart to you, I have faith you’ll respond with kindness. You’ve never let me down and your loving words and prayers are a balm to my brokenness. Thank you is so small but truly heart felt; only God can repay your kindness to me and my prayer is, over each of you, He’ll pour out His unlimited and unceasing blessings on you, yours and the work of your hands and heart.
Blessings ~ God’s faithfulness ~ worship ~ His creation ~ chores ~