Everything we do can be done as worship.
I love the song, Here I am to Worship -
Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You're my God
We think of singing/saying these words during a worship service at church, but what about as we go about our lives during the week?
We can say, "Here I am to worship" when emptying the dishwasher, folding yet another load of laundry, making beds, or scrubbing toilets.
We can say, "Here I am to bow down" as we submit to authority at our work place, or yield to hurried drivers on the road and aggressive shoppers at the store.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23,24
I love what Emily Freeman said on her blog, Chatting at the Sky:
"We breathe in air and breathe out worship. We receive love and extend worship. We embrace children, offering worship. We comfort, we laugh, we mourn, we dance, we read, we dream, we exist - all worship. We pay the bills, we run on the treadmill, we enjoy a good movie, we make dinner, we welcome friends with open arms - worship, all worship. We send money and offer prayer and sit with a lonely neighbor in Jesus' name. We wait for love, we long for home, we pour out our hearts and hopes and fears and longing; we create with words and photos and colors and food, all beautiful acts of worship. When the Spirit of the living God lives inside of you, then your living is also your worship."
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
I encourage you to think about this as you go about your life this week. Instead of "just doing", do everything as worship unto our King.
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