Worship While You Work

“Let writing become another way to worship the Lord. Give all of yourself to God as a thank offering.” ~Francine Rivers

That is exactly how I feel about the writing process. It is a means to worship God, to experience His creative powers, to feel His grace in my weakness. When I was writing First Date, not knowing if it would ever be read, ever be published, I found myself not really caring. The process of writing was so fulfilling that I was content if it were to remain just between me and God. I am grateful that He allowed me to be published, but being published isn’t where the joy came from.

Eric Liddell, about whom the movie “Chariots of Fire” was based, said, “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”

I love that quote, too. We feel God’s pleasure when we are doing what He has made us to do. I feel God’s pleasure when I teach. I feel it when I write. I feel it when I talk with my kids and kiss my husband.

Worship is so much more than a few songs before a sermon or a prayer before bed. Worship, for believers, should be a lifestyle where we honor God for who he is, for what he has done. It should ooze out of our pores as we live our daily, sometimes mundane, lives. So whether you were made to be a writer, a teacher, a mom, a wife, a student, a businesswoman, a nurse, a lawyer….whatever…feel God’s pleasure as you do what you were made to do. Worship while you work.

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