Friday, August 30, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Worship

It's Friday.  Where hundreds of writers come together every week over at the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker's blog to spend five minutes writing about one thing.  One word.  No hyper-editing.  No getting in your own way.  Just writing, flat out.  The most important rule: encourage the writer who linked up before you.  Won't you join us?

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Today's prompt: worship


There is an innate characteristic in each of us that craves worship.  Our nature needs it.  Each tiny molecule, knit together and formed by an eternal God, reflecting His glory and his stamp.  Part of His creation, placed apart, separate.  Made to love and be loved.

Sometimes when I look up at the night sky, at the Milky Way and the millions and wonders spun into motion, I am simply in awe.  I feel tiny.  The every day problems of my life don't seem so important or overwhelming anymore, and I'm encompassed with gratitude that I have a Father who cares about every detail.  It's more than I can comprehend, and yet it brings me to my knees.

And the following Sunday when I enter the place where I gather with others who are filled with the same Spirit, I lift my hands and close my eyes and keep hearing the same word pulsating in my head over and over.

Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.

Thank you for loving me.  For hearing me.  For giving me the life I never deserved.  For making the ultimate sacrifice and becoming my shame when You were perfect.

I will never stop worshipping You for it all.  Forever my heart will sing your praise.


Five Minute Friday


  1. My heart is beating fast for the awe you helped me remember of God. The tiny-ness of every little cell that makes me -- He created it. To bring Himself praise. The amazing night sky (love the picture, btw!)points straight to Him. Thanks for helping me worship right here at my desk. :)

    1. Brianna, thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it awesome that we can worship anywhere we are? Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. :) I love this. You can see the Milky way where you live?! That is amazing. I live in the central valley of California... there are too many lights and too much pollution to see more than the brightest stars (literally, I could count the stars at night where I live) God created in all of us the compulsion to worship Him... so so true!

    1. Hi AJ, thanks so much for stopping here. My back yard is not the greatest place for star gazing but I don't have to go far. :) Lots of nice countryside nearby (in western MD). I've visited CA. Loved driving down highway 1 along the Big Sur area. Have a wonderful weekend!