Creatively Worshiping

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by Ruth O’Neil

Most of us would not have any trouble coming up with several forms of worship. Every Sunday many of us perform some of the methods of worship by singing, praying, and Bible reading. The Bible talks about worshiping in a lot of different passages. We read about singing and praying in James 5:13, bowing in Psalm 95:6, clapping in psalm 47:1, lifting up our hands in Psalm 63:4, and even dancing in Psalm 149:3.

These forms of worship can be very limiting. Some people do not like to sing, dance, or raise their arms. Some people are much quieter in their worship. Just because you don’t see someone worshiping in a way that you think is appropriate, certainly does not mean there is nothing going on inside the head and the heart.

Just about anything we do or any talent we have can be a form of worship. Worship can be in the form of drama, writing, sign language, photography, or anything else you enjoy doing can be focused as worship toward the Savior.

Drama can often move people to tears, which means there is a stirring in the soul. Many churches put on huge drama productions, especially during the holiday seasons of Christmas and Easter. These productions are used as a form of worship not only for the people involved, but also for all those in attendance.

Writing can be another form of worship. There are many writers who pray over every word they write. Writing can be a solitary form of worship as well. I had one friend who would write out her prayers to God every day. That was part of her worship.

Taking photographs to capture an image of creation for others to enjoy is another form of worship. Not everyone can travel and not everyone can take pictures, but everyone can enjoy a good photograph.

I knew one woman who used her hands in sign language as part of her worship. It not only involved her voice and her heart during singing, but also her hands.

I recently heard a statement that said, “What story would God write if you would only surrender the pen?” We were created to worship God. God gave each and every one of use different and unique talents. He would not have given them to us without expecting us to use them for His glory in return. Think about that special talent you have. Hand it over to God and ask for Him to show you how you can use it as a form of worship. You will be surprised at how He answers.

About the Author:

Ruth OneilRuth O’Neil has been writing for over 20 years. She has published hundreds of articles in numerous publications. She loves to touch the emotions when she writes. “If I can make one person laugh or cry, I’ll consider myself successful.” Her first novel “Come Eat at My Table” has just come out in ebook form and can be purchased on her website. She homeschools her three children (well, one now, as two have graduated). She and her husband have been married for 20-plus years. In her spare time she enjoys quilting, crafting, and reading. You can visit her on her blog at ruths-real-life (dot) or her website at ruthoneil (dot)

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