Thursday, December 22, 2011

Heart For Home Thursday~ To Worship

It's 3:00 in the morning.  I just fed my sweet little baby, changed her as she stretched and kicked in her half awake state.  Her eyes open and catch mine.   Even in the dark I can see her eyes smiling.  My heart melts.

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!


Anonymous said...

Thank you, Grace, for the beautiful and true reminder. God deserves our worship because of who He is and all He has done for us, no matter what else we have or don't have. Thanks for blessing others with your faithful testimony to God's grace in your life. Have a wonderful Christmas!! :)

Dearhoneybee said...

Such a good reminder, thank you!
Merry Christmas!
Kellie Westfall

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the excellent reminder. I worship God for blessing me through YOU!

Charlene said...

This is so great to remember! Everything I do needs to be to glorify the Lord! We worship Him in how we live our lives!

marymo5 said...

Great reminder Grace. Merry Christmas

happley handcrafted said...

Good reminders....
Also, thank you for the note cards! They are cute!