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1. Write for 5 minutes flat - no editing, overthinking, no backtracking (it's NOT as easy as it sounds)
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And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:17 (ESV)
I have a very good friend, who declares…It’s all worship. All of it. Whatever we do, at any time, in word or deed. It’s all worship. She makes an effort to do everything in a way that declares, “THIS is my worship.” Sometimes it’s work. Sometimes it’s loving her beloved groom, sometimes the son they made together. So, today, in the midst of a good day, with some prayers answered and some burdens lifted…I declared my intent to adopt her approach. It’s all worship.
On a sunny day, with a little more joy in my heart than has been the case, the man/boy and I bathed the dog. We poured adoration into him with every stroke of the bathing mitts on his fur, splashing water on him, on one another, just being in JOY. Fellowshipping with my son, THIS is my worship. Caring for the dog that brings us joy, THIS was our worship. Laughing with my son, talking about everyday faith and everyday blessings, THIS was our worship. Life, living, in joy and in times of struggle, THIS is my worship. Walking in the land of milk and honey; warndering wearily through an endless wilderness...THIS is my worship. Today's sunshine; tomorrow's rain. Fridays in the backyard; Sundays in the sanctuary. It’s all worship, and in wet shorts and a soaking t-shirt, with bare muddy toes on a sunny day, THIS is worship. It’s all worship. Thanks be to God.