Devotions from Lisa McMinn’s book, The Contented Soul

“Sipping and savoring life is and act of worship. Contentment comes as we relish the mercies God pours out in daily life.” The food we eat, the sleep that renews us, work, play, and  celebrating etc-all these gifts call us to praise and worship God.  You may not think that listening to music, writing poetry, painting etc can all be acts of worship but they are if we perform them with a sense of awe for our Creator. Caring and loving others, being God’s hands and feet of mercy to stranger, is often our highest act of worship. Worship is a way of life, not just something we do for an hour on Sundays.   As we go through our day let us choose to be mindful of the wonders around us, even when we have disappointments. Let us extend kindness in listening to each other, bear each other’s burdens, play whole heartedly etc. As we actively engage with the world we are God’s image bearers called to love and walk humbly with God. We are also called to come together corporately in worship and to encourage each other toward a life of hope, love, and thanksgiving. Let us come together regularly for we will be strengthened as we do this.

Heb, 10:23-25