Friday, August 30, 2013

five minute worship?

today the challenge from a fellow blogger to write on worship for five minutes.
perfect. worship is my passion.
also perfect since I am in the middle of organizing and planning the School Of Worship for City Gat Lancaster!
so my heart is very full with what is worship.
what have we made worship?
it is really those songs we sing?
is it really those sold out concerts from world renown worship leaders?
is it really what happens for 20 minutes before a brief message on sunday?
I am thinking....
worship when first mentioned in the word with Abraham was all about posture.
for Mary, it was all about waste.
when was the last time I postured myself to waste time on God?
worship was first mentioned when Abraham said, I and the lad will go yonder and worship.
up til that point, worship wasn't even mentioned.
how did they worship?
they laid down.
they wasted some time, just being face down in the dirt.
how would that look if on a typical worship set at our churches, we poured out rocks and dirt and said "ok, time to worship! lay face down!"
yet, maybe that is what is needed.
there wasn't any music involved at all.
in fact David said he had to train his musicians how to worship.
wouldn't that imply that they already knew how to music..but not worship?
he had to take the music out and teach them to worship
then we come to mary.
how wasteful to drop all that perfume on someones feet.
for her, it was her whole life. all her wages in one bottle.
the 'church' or crowd even yelled..this is disgusting, a waste..we could have made money on that little alabaster box !! friend..
worship is costly.
and it is all about waste.
wasting my precious time on him
wasting my wants and desires to do things, and to just drop at his feet.
what some call waste, I call want.
I want to waste it all on him
this is worship
no music
no band
no lights, lazers or fog machines
just waste
me, poured out
how about we take these next five minutes and waste it on Jesus
and waste.


  1. Wow!! You have written a masterpiece my friend!! I was drawn to you immediately when I read your bio...a girl after my own church leader? Yes!! This is what we taught in Eastern Europe and now in the States, in our blueprint for revival... but that is beside the point :) You have sincerely caught what worship is all about here and should be on Lisa Jo Baker's sidebar. I love this and would sincerely love to re-blog it or have you guest on my blog. Definitely tweeting it! Blessings!

  2. "Worship is costly and it's all about waste"
    visiting from #fmfparty all the way from Ireland :)