A Time to Worship {Grace & Truth 26}

What is your approach to your time spent with the Lord?

Maybe you have a routine, a certain chair, a specific flavor of coffee that you enjoy. But what about how you feel about the whole reason you spend time with the Lord?

Do you do it to cross something off you list? Or is there true adoration and love for your Creator involved?

I know how it is to spend time with the Lord out of obligation. I read hurriedly, not digging very deep, most times forgetting what I read as soon as I closed the Bible. << (confession of many Christians)

I obeyed, but I didn’t worship. There’s a huge difference.

Obedience isn’t always worship. But worship always inspires obedience.

These two posts really stood out to me this week:

Kelsey Fergusons post “Why do You Have Quiet Time? Obligation or Love?” touches on this subject from a young mom’s perspective. Sometimes it’s hard to schedule a daily time with God when you have small children. Worship isn’t about strict rules. We can still adore Him as we change a diaper.

Then Karen Brown’s post “The Great Pedagogy” is a fiery reminder that our greatest act of worship is to remain teachable. God doesn’t need us to be the next greatest truth sayer- He could make rocks do that if He wanted. God wants us to simple come to Him to be taught. To worship Him.

Kelsey and Karen, thank you for spreading great truth’s for Him! Please grab the featured button and put it at the bottom of your post. A text link back will do, as well. Again, thank you for sharing at Grace & Truth!

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  1. Karen Brown says:

    Thank you for featuring my post! I also appreciate your words on devotional time. I’ve been guilty of obeying instead of worshipping. We must remember to open ourselves in order to receive what He has for us. Thanks- and Happy Friday!

  2. Dawn says:

    I have learned that in order to come to this time of pressing in and praying that my quiet time becomes, I have to start with worship. I am eager to read the offerings you featured here, Kaylene. Thanks for leading us into the deeper waters together.


    • Kaylene Yoder says:

      Worship is powerful. Coming before Him joyful just to meet with Him again, is beautiful childlike faith. I really like today’s featured posts. Kelsey’s encouraged me. Karen’s challenged me. I need both! 🙂

  3. Kelsey Ferguson says:

    Thanks for featuring my post, Kaylene! The “young mom’s perspective” made me smile. My little brother had just gotten done telling me how I don’t understand high schoolers because I’m old right before I read it. 🙂 Kids these days! 😉 Thanks for hosting, friend!

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