Fri., Sept. 20, 2018
Psalm 66:4 – All the earth worships you, sings praises to you, sings praises to your name!” Selah
As a Christian, I feel worshiping God is an important part of my spiritual journey. One way Christians worship God is by attending a worship service at a church. Yes, this is part of Hubby Rick and I’s weekly ritual. However, I also know one hour a week with God is not enough to sustain my spiritual soul until the following Sunday. This worship sustains me until, oh, about Sunday night. This isn’t God’s fault. It’s my problem. My soul needs more God-time than one hour a week.
One way I bring worship into my daily live is in the car. Crazy as it sounds, my vehicle is a sanctuary for me. Regularly, I listen to Christian music or a favorite CD while driving. And when one of my favorite songs is playing, watch out! I sing right along! (And be thankful no one else can hear me.)
There are so many different genres of Christian music. It’s easy for people to assume their favorite style of Christian music is the “real” music that God likes. Sorry to tell you folks, I think God is far less discriminating that this. Music that sings praises to God and involves drawing people closer to God is probably more than alright with God. It’s as much about our attitude with the music as it is in the actual song itself.
The psalmist helped us see this. ALL earth worships God, the psalmist wrote. The singing songbird, the clanging gong, the noisy tractor can all be opportunities to worship God … as long as they help us see who God is and draws us closer to God. When I view the cockpit of my car as a sanctuary, I’m confident God rejoices in my worship.
Where do you feel close to God? What opportunities arise in your life where you can worship God … outside of regular worship? I pray you grab these opportunities to become your sanctuary with God on a regular basis.
For worship opportunities, I am thankful.
I pray, Lord God, that you are pleased when I take moments throughout the week to worship you. May I seize the opportunities that come my way each week. Amen.
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