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My Everyday Worship

on August 30, 2013

my everyday worship

Earlier this week I wrote about When Church Becomes Worship and then Lisa-Jo went and made the Five Minute Friday word Worship! (If you want to know about Five Minute Fridays, click here.)  My minister husband will be thrilled.  Perhaps I should ask for a bonus. 🙂 So, you get another five minutes on worship this week.  You’re welcome. 🙂

Everyday Worship

It’s not about church or silence or lengthy prayer or calm quiet with Him.

It’s about living and loving and serving.

My everyday worship.

Like when I do the dishes with a song in my heart.  Or teach my preschoolers about patience.

Like when I fold laundry even though my eyes are sleepy, or listen to a kid-story that I’ve already heard a few times.

Like when I look up from my work and into their eyes.

Like stopping to hug my husband even if I’m in the middle of something.

My everyday worship.

It’s counting my blessings in the midst of real pain or confusion or doubt because the blessings are many.

It’s choosing to be purposeful in my parenting but still at peace.

It’s dancing in the car  with the Christian radio station turned up.  Little hands waving in the air to the beat and grins plastered on their faces.

It’s feeling conviction when that small voice asks, “Are you happy, Mommy?” when she knows I am not.  And choosing to let go and embrace real joy.

It’s planning family fun night even when I’d rather just relax.

It’s the heart-swell that comes from seeing something truly beautiful, be it a mountain or the ocean or a sunset.

My everyday worship.

It doesn’t just happen at church, folks.

Jen 🙂


22 responses to “My Everyday Worship

  1. Mel says:

    It doesn’t just happen at church…yes. I think sometimes the worship most beautiful to Him can be found in those little, completely normal, moments in our days. Love this…thank you for sharing! Happy Friday! 🙂

  2. Jedidja says:

    Thank you! Its great to read your blog again.

  3. What a good reminder of things I know but forget. Thank you for reminding me that every moment can be worship – I don’t have to wait for the beautiful ones.

    • I need that reminder from time to time, too. 🙂 Reading “The Purpose Driven Life” a few years back really changed my view on my household tasks! Thanks for stopping by.
      Jen 🙂

  4. Yes, Jen … the dailyness of it all only magnifies His beauty and the huge role He plays in our everydayness …

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  6. Wonderful words my friend. You really nailed it – worship is truly in the everyday. Great job!

  7. Cheri says:

    Amen, Jen! I think we were on the same wave length this week with FMF! I love how you call it everyday worship. Blessings!

  8. Mia says:

    Hi Jen
    I honestly believe that everything we do out of love for Pappa, becomes an act of worship; a gift from the depth of our hearts!
    Blessings XX

    • Amen to that, Mia. Because if we do all we do, but have not love, then our actions are worthless. We’re working on having happy hearts here in our house, and some days it is a real challenge. But He is worthy!
      Jen 🙂

  9. Oh, so true – Worship doesn’t just happen at church!

    I loved reading your list – and it made me take a look at my own days. It’s funny that when you only have responsibility over yourself (our kids are grown) the mindfulness it takes to worship all through the day has less urgency. I think I was more deliberate when my kids and I were homeschooling.

    Thanks for the reminder to dig deeper… 🙂

    • It’s funny you should mention that, Lori. Earlier this week, I was thinking back to when our twins were little, and I was so disciplined!! I had no choice, really, in order to survive. I’d like to get back to that discipline and living with even more intent than I do now. Thanks for visiting!
      Jen 🙂

  10. I love it! Thank you for this wonderful post. Worship doesn’t just happen at church…what an important thought to keep in mind always…

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  12. melcaldicott says:

    I love this post! Romans 12:1 is one of my favourite verses. Everyday worship is about our hearts.
    Thanks for linking up at Essential Fridays.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions.

  13. hey Jen! this was lovely. yes! let’s be mindful that worship is for every…day. thanks for joining the Sunday Community!

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