In my last post we chatted about how do you define celebrate. After celebrating my husband’s birthday “not my way” my idea of what celebrate means has shifted. “It’s not about me, it’s about him” (the person being celebrated.)
I also discovered something else — not only was Randy more satisfied, so was I. I was more satisfied because the goal was to communicate how much I valued Randy. It was really less work and I actually achieved my goal. By letting go of big decorations, fancy food and as many people as the house would hold, my actions simply said, “what you want, Randy, is important to me.”
If that works with Randy, I wonder if it would work with the most important relationship in my life, God? (It’s okay everybody, Randy knows he is 2nd and he wouldn’t have it any other way.) What if I would lay down what I “think” makes God happy and actually pay attention to what He tells me is important to Him. What a novel idea, “It’s not about me, it’s about Him.” Did you get a chance to look at Psalm 100? Psalm 100 is the beginning of my scavenger hunt in God’s Word to discover how God says He wants to be worshipped.
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.
3 Know that the Lord Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
5 For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations.
Here just a little of what I gleaned, these are the action words that stood out,
- Give Thanks
Jesus said “True worshippers worship in spirit and in truth” – in other words they are active participants. Have you ever had a conversation with someone whose body was there but their mind was elsewhere. Not very rewarding or engaging.
This week as you MAKE time to spend with God, keep in mind, “It’s not about me, it’s about Him.” Shout, serve, come, know, enter, give thanks and bless. Anticipate how many of these you can do this week and think of how many different places and ways you can actively worship God.
One of my family’s favorite phrases is, “We are on an adventure.” Please join me on an adventure this week celebrating God His way. After all, “It’s not about me, it’s about Him!”
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