Welcome to your morning coffee! May our Heavenly Father call us out into His Creation, where all of creation speaks to His glory. Father, you are good. What you have made is good. Help us to make time to worship you by going out into the world that you have made. May we rest with you and thank you for the world that you have made. In the name of Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to grow in the depth of and breadth of our worship of you. Heavenly Father you are good! Amen.
Your Morning Song: "There Was Jesus" by Zach Williams & Dolly Parton
Your Morning Scripture: Psalm 19:1-6
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them,
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
When we say, "worship" we most often mean singing songs to God. If we are reading God's Word, then we might also be mindful that we can do almost anything as worship, mindful of God as we do what we do. But there is another kind of worship that is perhaps the hardest to remember, and the easiest to actually do.
How often do we direct out full focus on God's Creation around us? How closely are we listening for the many voices of God's Creation, all pointing to His existence, displaying His creative glory, giving a peak into His heart? These verses above are just a few amongst many that remind us of just how wonder-full God's Creation is. As we grow in and by the Spirit, into the likeness of Jesus, we should grow in our depth and breadth of worship as well.
Try this. Go outside. And rest in God's presence. Give Him some of your time. Look at what He has made around you. Marvel at what He has done in Creation. Maybe read the verses above aloud. Give God your time in His Creation. Let Him speak to you, or simply rest in His quiet presence.
For though it is wise of us to read scripture such as Psalm 23 metaphorically, God also wants to literally lead us beside quiet waters and bring us to green pastures where we may rest with Him.
May we worship God in His Creation!