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Hello! You are entering the world of Mary Lou...hope you have fun here! I created this blog to be a place of refuge in the storm, inspiration in the fog, light in the darkness, and hope for your life. I love to encourage people and have fun-I hope you will find this true as you visit me here. I plan on writing about all types of subjects, because I am interested in all the good things God has made, so hang on for the ride~! I love to sew and also cook...hence the name..

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Worship-what does it mean to you?

Worship.....the very word conjures up many different images as well as opinions and experiences...

My question to you today is "What does worship mean to you?"

Romans 12:1 says "Therefore I urge you, brothers and sister, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,
 holy and pleasing to God - 
this is your true and proper worship."

For me it means living for God everyday in everything I say, do and think.  Some days it's when I'm out in nature as you see my husband is above; observing the beauty and life that God has created in each and every object.
It can also be when a child is consecrated to God through baptism or dedication.

For me, much of the time it is my love for God expressed in song...

Often as I look up into the vastness and glory of the skies I see His Glory and stand in awe.

I once wrote a song about worship...here are the words:

"The One We Worship"
"How do you worship Someone who - 
Spoke into existence the sky so vast and blue....He filled mighty oceans that break upon and shape the sand, Yet takes and molds my life with the gentle stroke of his hand.  How do you worship Someone who paints each fragile flow'r its own design and hue?

He carved heart-stopping mountains that rise and stand so tall; Yet lovingly reaches down to lift me when I fall.
He's worthy of everything I can do - asking
only devotion from a heart made new.
O Father, I love you, I worship you; You've ransomed my life - my heart belongs to You."

Yes, He's worthy of everything I could possibly do for Him - yet He asks for me - just me....ALL of me....my heart, my love....and I give it gladly, because therein is my joy, my pleasure, true fulfillment.