01 Nov Worship Your Way
I grew up in the church. When I was little, worship meant I needed to stand still and be quiet while the adults sang a few songs. As I got older, worship meant trying not to mess up the notes or words to an old hymn I’d never heard before. It wasn’t until I started taking my faith into my own hands that I realized worship can be so much more than struggling to present a flawless rendition of “Blessed Assurance” at nine in the morning.
I’m a writer at heart. I love to contemplate the best ways to phrase my thoughts, and there is no greater satisfaction than seeing them written out before me. A few years ago, I started using my writing to connect to God. I had always struggled with being able to sit through a prayer. The words simply wouldn’t come, and I felt like my thoughts were more broken than cohesive.
All of that changed when a dear friend of mine gifted me a journal to write my thoughts down in. She explained how it had helped her faith and, I have to admit, it was a total game-changer for me. I began writing down prayers, questions, hopes, and fears. I could pour everything out on paper in the exact words I wanted to use. Ever since, this has been my method of prayer, and often my method of worship.
For me, recognizing and praising my creator for who He is simply curling up with my journal and writing it all out to Him. There are plenty of other ways you can use to worship God effectively. You can just take some time and create with God on your heart. Drawing, painting, sculpting, even weaving are all ways we can connect with Him. If creating doesn’t appeal to you, try sitting silently in nature. If you feel closest to God through music, then using your voice or a musical instrument may be the best form of worship for you. There are so many options!
Worship is as unique as the individuals God created to inhabit this earth.
Truthfully, almost anything you do can be an act of worship and praise for God. The “special ingredient” of all worship is intentionality. Nothing is worship if you aren’t purposefully reflecting on, appreciating, and recognizing God. Not even singing hymns with the congregation on Sunday morning.
Incorporating your preferred method of worship into your regular schedule will completely refresh your relationship with God. There is no wellness method that is as effective as taking the time to appreciate your creator for who He is and all that He has done. In fact, if you make worship a priority, you might start seeing your other wellness routines are more effective than ever! It will revolutionize your perspective, and completely change your life. Find out how you worship, and incorporate God in a new way. You’ll see just how well He works.