In this moment I pray, "Lord, teach me to worship YOU, in all circumstances, at all times, in every way." It is one thing to find joy in the blessings of life. It is another thing to worship the One who holds all things in His hands.
So Lord, as I kiss those sweet, sour lips, let it call me to worship.
As I play with my nieces and bask in time spent with my dear sister-in-law, let it call me to worship.
As I wash my dishes, make my bed, sweep my floor, let it call me to worship.
As my heart fills with wonder at the lights, the presents, the joy of the season, let it call me to worship.
As I pray for my dear friend, who's arms are empty while they wait to be filled, let her example of worshipping you call me to worship.
As I pray for my friend who's arms are empty after saying good-bye to her precious little one, let her example of worshipping you call me to worship.
As I live today with my arms and my heart filled to the brim, let it call me to worship, not for my earthly blessings, but for the eternal blessing of a loving, gracious and sacrificial Father, who sent His own Son as a baby to be the sacrifice for me.
I think it's easy, while being thankful for the Lord's blessings, to slip into worshipping the blessings instead of the Maker. With this beautiful season as a reminder, let us not forget who really deserves ALL of the worship!