Friday, August 30, 2013

A Subtle Shift

Today, I'm linking up with a community of writers at Lisa Jo Baker's blog for Five Minute Friday. The prompt is "worship", and we are to write for just five minutes straight. From the heart. No need to be perfect, just sharing our hearts through words.  Won't you join in?

It took me well into my adult years to realize that worship wasn’t something only synonymous with a church service.

I grew up going to “worship”. No blame intended, but it seems that in my circles, many Christians refer to a church service as "worship". I think that is true, yes. But, in the past few years (and yes, it has taken that long), I’ve finally begun to realize (I’m a slow learner sometimes) that worship is so much more.

In fact, it raises mostly questions within me.

Couldn’t worship just be a subtle shift between focusing on me and my desires to focusing on what God desires?

Noticing the pollen on the wing of a butterfly, or geese flying over the pond at dusk?

The ducks that come in for a safe and smooth landing on the same pond, and the swallows that dart around gathering food for their young?

Worship is so. much. more. than church.

Worship is my attitude toward myself, God and others.

Worship links me to the God in me, the Holy Spirit.

My attention is the only thing standing in the way between worship of self and worship of God.

Oh, Heavenly Father, I turn my attention to You. I am attentive to all You have made and all You have done. And All that You are.

I worship You.


  1. Good post; I agree completely :-)

    Sometimes we go through times of life where we don't want to jump around and sing songs. But at those times, it is still worship to trust God and keep going in faith. Worship is about a whole life lived for God :-)

    1. Thanks for your comment, Andrew! I love your last sentence. That really sums it up! Blessings!

  2. I love this! I love that we essentially had the same thoughts on worship today! :) Thanks for visiting my blog! God bless!

  3. Your life is worship, in the truest sense of the Word.


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