Saturday, September 20, 2008

Worship

I've been reading a bible study with my mother for the past three weeks on intimacy and worship. This book is exactly what I need to be reading right now. Most of us think of songs and church when we think about worship, but worship is really our response to who God is and what He has done. That means, that worship can take place at any time and in any place.

One thing that hinders my ability to really worship is all the detractions and mental clutter in my life. My life seems so hectic now especially having a 4 month old baby. Finding "quiet time" is really hard these days. Often times, I sit down to pray, worship God, only to end up thinking of the grocery list, my work "to do" list and how to decorate my house. I get about one minute of worship in before my mental clutter takes over. Does that ever happen to you?

This book, Satisfy My Thirsty Soul by Linda Dillow, suggests going through the ABC's of worship when you pray. Jesus taught us to begin and end our prayers with worship. I've started doing this in the past week and it has really helped me to focus my attention of God and really worship Him for who He is and what He has done before I get around to asking for my needs and wants. Start with A and work through Z and think of words or phrases that speak of God. You can find excellent descriptions of God in the book of Psalms.

A - I ADORE Him
B - Beautiful
C - Captivated by love

I've had a hard time with Q, X and Z so if you think of any, let me know.

9 comments:

Debbie said...

Q could be Quietly Listening. If you didn't already use listening for l. :)

Standing by Grace,
Debbie

Sarah Bragg said...

That's a great idea!
Sarah

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this post. Have been trying it and enjoying the results of focusing on God instead of moi. Q could be quintessential. I cheated a bit on X and used x-citing and x-hilarating.

Sarah Bragg said...

You're welcome! That's great for Q. I've been cheating on X, too :)

Amberlyn said...

How's about zealous for Z?

Anonymous said...

Xenial could be used for X. It means giving gifts to strangers. (I had to look this one up!)

Amberlyn said...

Xenial could be used for X. It means giving gifts to strangers. (I had to look this one up!)

Sarah Bragg said...

Those are great ideas!!!

Anonymous said...

Quietly waiting for us to stop the tantrums.

ZOOMING ahead with forgiveness and grace