I love to get up early in the morning, have my cup of coffee, and spend some time reading God’s love letter to me. Every chance I get to do that, He sheds light on something that I was previously in the dark about…it’s a fun game of hide and seek my Father likes to play. But let’s face it…there are the days I hit the snooze button. Up till all hours hanging with the big kids, up even later with my husband :)… But when that happens, the accuser of the brethren–the enemy of my soul tries to steal my joy and make me feel as if I don’t love the Lord ENOUGH or haven’t been thankful enough.
And I am sure I am not alone in this. So let me speak a little truth over you and hopefully lessen the guilt.
Your life as a believer in Christ IS worship. When you change that diaper, discipline your child, speak encouraging words to your son or nurse your daughter in the middle of the night, you are worshipping. You are working in the calling He has given you as a mom (or dad!) and accomplishing great things in the life of that baby one bottle feeding at a time. Taking the six year old to practice, helping with the middle schooler’s homework, praying over them before bed…it’s all worship. Add a simple song of “Jesus Loves Me This I Know” as you go along and now you’ve got Praise And Worship!
I share this with you because many times we can feel as though we don’t do enough for God, we need to DO more…BE more. But remember what Jesus said–His burden is easy, His yoke is light. It’s not some difficult deed to worship–we live out our worship in the love and care of those God has placed in our lives. And to have time alone with him is wonderful, but if you hit the snooze button, it’s not like He isn’t with you, IN YOU as you hurry off to make the sack lunches! The Lord never leaves you, and He never wants you to think that worshipping Him is anything burdensome or difficult. It’s as easy as making a PB&J for your little boy. It’s as minute as filling up the gas tank for your spouse. It’s as simple as giving the kids a bath before bed. You do these things WITH Him, for Him, so that eventually these children grow up to KNOW Him…and you will have spent your life in one long praise and worship experience.