Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What is Worship.....to me?

When I think about worship, I usually think about music. Music that reaches into my soul and my spirit and brings me to my knees. It's a time spent praising God and feeling like he is giving me a small glimpse into the love He has for me.

But what does it mean to Him?  In service the last few weeks, I have been hearing some amazing things.  Like, God likes it when I like to worship Him.  It's not meant to be a "duty", it is meant to be a "delight".

Also, worship costs. Back in the Old Testament, people had to spend time and effort to prepare their worship offering. There was a whole list of things that were required, in order for the offering to be acceptable.
So what am I bringing to God that truly shows my effort and my love for Him?  I know that I love Him, and that I want to spend time in His presence, but does that always mean grinding flour and picking out the perfect lamb?
Yes...it does...but in my own way.  My creativity is God given, and I believe that God likes it when I use what He has given me, to show my love.  When I spend hours working in my journal, painting, gluing, cutting, lettering, a page that shows my prayers, my praises, and my worship, I believe this honors God
There is nothing I am enjoying more these days than blasting the worship music, sitting down at my desk, and worshipping my Lord.


Mary said...

Carrie these journal pages are beautiful to the eye and heart.

Grace and peace

Puakalehua said...

Carrie, these pages are absolutely beautiful. I also think of Worship as praising our Lord in Music & Prayer. I love worship time. It's my favorite part of the service. :)

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Wow... thank you so much for allowing the Holy Spirit to work through you into your art and heart! I was so touched by your post today that I have shared one of your journal pages on my blog and have linked back to your post for others to be inspired by it too!
Hugs and many blessings to you Carrie. Thank you again! You are a true inspiration. Thank you God for using Carrie in such a powerful way!

KarenKayArtWorks said...

Beautiful pages, beautiful message.

Ophelia said...

Found your blog and love your work as well as your incredibly beautiful message!

donna!ee said...

AMEN carrie...blest be the anointing on your surrender & service! ;)

Valerie said...

Carrie, as I'm looking at your journal pages and reading about worship, I'm jumping up and down inside going, "Me too, me too!" Thanks for sharing!

Carrie Lee said...

Hey hon! LOVE this post... You always give it straight from the heart... And I agree...that is what he wants us all to do.... Pour our heart, our soul, our gifts out to him and to everyone. Sharing our love, our blessings and being grateful is a perfect way to worship him. I think he uses us and our gifts as instruments if we let him.... It is obvious that you are using yours in the best possible way.


Jo Reimer said...

I love this post, Carrie. I'm so glad I found you through Valerie's blog.

Gerushia's New World said...

Hey Carrie:

I absolutely agree that art can serve as part of worship. You are creating to glorify! Your journal pages are beautiful in many ways! Thank you so much for sharing.

Gerushia's New World

Jean Lennon said...

I have been making a christmas journal only the 2nd one Ive made.
Next year I would like to make a christian inspired journal you have given me inspiration I will be coming back

Jeanneoli said...

Amazing message. Wanted to come over and say "hello". I just read your article in Artful Blogging and really enjoyed it.