God’s Pleasure

Where do you worship?  How do you worship?  Is your worship confined to the time you spend singing in church?

I’ve been thinking more and more about this

re-inventing the Spiritual disciplines” thing as it relates to worship.

I think worship can happen anywhere, and in the least expected places. 

Can worship happen at a birthday party?  I think so. 

At Maddie’s 10th birthday party this weekend, I was overwhelmed with gratitude to God for my family.  Both sets of Grandparents were there.  My brothers, their wives and kids were there. 

God was there.  I felt Him move in me when He opened my eyes to the beauty around me.

I think we can gain a sense of worship the more we get to know God and His ways. 

Think about it this way:  When are you the happiest?  When does your spirit feel the most free?

When does  your heart soar in gratitude to God? 

That is worship.


God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
~Eric Liddell


When I____________ I feel God’s pleasure.  You fill in the blank.

5 thoughts on “God’s Pleasure

  1. Jim Henry says:

    I’m tearing up on this one Michelle…You nailed it! I remember a few years back I was watching my “littles” run through the sprinkler and found myself sobbing uncontrollably at the blessings that were running around in front of me. I feel that same sense of gratitude everytime Christine walks into the room. God is worthy 24/7…in every circumstance…every moment…of every day!

  2. It drives me batty that we have reduced “worship” to an hour and a bit of time on Sunday morning. Worse than that, we’ve confined it to the MUSIC part of that hour and a bit.
    We have intentionally moved far, far, far from this at our church – we have bands, not a worship team. We sing praise, we lift God up through music, we sing about the greatness of God – we don’t just worship. It’s a pretty big mental stumbling block for people that lots of worship leaders need to help others get over.

  3. Bruno says:

    Amen, Michelle. Being aware of God’s greatness, grace, and generosity makes it much easier to reciprocate His act a little bit and worship Him. I too, catch myself looking at my wife and 3 children and thanking God for His goodness in my life.. I once read that worship is really relational and its original meaning in Hebrew meant, amongst other meanings, to bow in reverance.

  4. Gabreial says:

    I’m new here, but I have to completely agree with you. A family trip camping or just something as simple as our family eating together, he’s there. I feel his presence everywhere and his grace.
    Lovely post!

  5. Amber (BGH) says:

    A previous worship leader told me that “worship is our heart’s natural response to God’s glory.” (I’m pretty sure he got that from someone else, though.) 🙂
    It stuck with me, and I agree with you: It can happen in the strangest of places when we see God for who he is and our heart overflows.

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