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What do you think of when you think of worship? I think it’s fair to say most people think of singing praises to God. Singing is a form of worship, but it’s not the only way we can worship God. In fact, quite the opposite is true.
“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24 ESV).
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV).
If our purpose is to glorify God, we are worshipping Him in spirit and truth. On the other hand, you could be in a church service during worship and not really worshipping God because your heart is not focused on Him but on every other possible thing you could be focused on. Don’t get me wrong, I love worship music.
God deserves to be honored and glorified in everything we do, not just in song. All Christians have spiritual gifts that allow them to do that in a specific way. We can also use hobbies that are not necessarily spiritual gifts to worship God.
Bible Art Journaling
I started Bible Art Journaling a little over a year ago, but just recently started diving back into it. And when I say diving, I mean head-first. For the past two months or so, I’ve been more focused on getting consistent Jesus Time. The last two weeks, I’ve needed something to do as stress relief with an overloaded school schedule. So with knowing that I had a journaling class coming up this past Saturday, I just started doing it more and more.
Here’s one that I started before the class, worked on during and finished after, because this one was one I really wanted to do but I wasn’t sure how to tie it together. Who knows, I may always add more later. 1 John 4:18-19 has always been one of my favorite passages of Scripture:
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:18-19 ESV).
There’s so much to this verse and I want to encourage you to study it on your own, but there’s just a few things I want to mention:
- God is love.
- God’s perfect love dispels fear.
- If we are His, we should not fear.
- Because God loves us perfectly, we are able to love others even though we are imperfect.
The class I went to Saturday was taught by Tai Bender, who sells the hymnal cards that you can see in the picture. I had all but the card that reads “Tune My Heart” on it done and wanted to add something because I had a lot of white space at that time. So, looking through the cards, I realized that that card has “Come Thou Fount” on it, which is my favorite hymn. So I added that at the last second because that song was on my heart and seemed to fit there as well as with the worship theme that I knew I was about to be writing about.
Worship God in everything. Your work, your hobbies, your relationships; everything.