Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Here I am to Worship

My oldest daughter and I are preparing special music for our church service on Sunday. Part of the deal to get her to do it, is that she gets to pick out the song that we sing. So last night we sat in front of iTunes and listened to a few songs. The one she wanted to do. . .well, it is called Girls Can Change the World by Pure NRG. Probably not appropriate for Sunday morning service. So she decided she wanted to do their version of Call On Jesus.

As we were listening to it, she said, "We need Guitar." Along with the piano. I was waiting for her to say we needed the drums, too. She wants a band. I laugh about it, and I am so glad that she is so willing to sing. However, it reminds me that I need to also keep reminding her the reason she is singing is to Worship God, not to perform to the congregation. A reminder that I must also give myself often.

This morning I read in a devotional, "Are you worshipping with your lips or with your life?" I used to think that Worship was the songs we sang at the beginning of a church service. I realize now, worship is so much bigger than that. Worship is the attitude I have when I get out of bed in the morning. Worship is the words that I use when I am speaking to my husband and my kids. Worship is the time I take to praise God for all of the little things He does in my life. Worship is my life.

Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. Psalm 96:9


I am joining Emily over at Chatting At the Sky today for Tuesday's Unwrapped. Today I am unwrapping the gift of worship. I pray that today and always I will remember to worship God with my life and not just in the songs I sing.

8 comments:

togetherforgood said...

what a wonderful gift to unwrap. :)

Kelli said...

Thank you for reminding me what true worship is!!!

Dawn said...

i think you are right on!

angie said...

Beautiful thoughts! Thank you for sharing!

kellyjae said...

I'm looking forward to hearing you and Taylor. You guys did such a great job last time! Thanks for sharing your thoughts today. Hope you're having a good one!:)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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{leah} said...

Peeking in from SITS.

Have a great day!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

so so true Amy we need to worship with our lives and not just our lips!! You are wonderful mum for sharing this with your daughter as well.
Love Collette xxx