My 5 Wonders of Worship
Lori FreelandLori Freeland, a freelance writer from the Dallas area, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her other life, the one BK—before kids—she has worked as a social worker and a certified dyslexic reading tutor. Currently, she embraces her status as full-time homeschool mom to three awesome children. Her big dream? Becoming a Young Adult novelist, a goal she diligently pursues during the wee hours of the morning with help from a very large mug of coffee and occasionally some chocolate-covered peanuts. In addition to blogging and contributing regular inspirational articles to Crosswalk.com, The Christian Pulse, and Believe.com, she loves to mentor new writers and encourage people to share their life stories. As a member of the Cancer Mom club, she desires to connect with others in hopes of giving support to those struggling down the messy paths of life. You can find her hanging with the North Texas Christian Writers as a Critique Group Leader and Writing Coach or cheering on her writers on the Faith Team at The Christian Pulse where she recently took on the role of editor. She also loves to attend Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators meetings where she has begun a critique workshop for new writers. You can visit her website at LAFREELAND.COM.
- 2013 Jan 14
"Then the man bowed down and worshiped the Lord"
(Genesis 24:26 NIV).
The WILLINGNESS to submit to Someone greater than anyone I can ever hope to become. Humbling myself before the God who made me, and then set me free to choose Him, is a powerful gift. A gift that fills His heart with joy. Over me. How amazing is that?
The WISH to be part of something more. Something larger than myself. I’m trading up my 20-inch black-and-white for the IMAX experience, my burning desire to become part of God’s bigger plan.
The WONDER of stepping into God’s presence and being bathed in who He is compared to who I’m not. So much of God’s majesty remains hidden when I’m not actively seeking. Even if He granted me a hundred lifetimes, I could never grasp His greatness.
The WINGS that accompany emptying myself before Him. Laying at his feet, stripped bare and vulnerable. When I offer myself to be filled with His grace and goodness, I fly. How incredible that He loves me in my weakness most of all.
The WANT of discovering a relationship with the One who loves me most. The One who will never disappoint, walk away, or let me down. His perfection allows for nothing less than total commitment. Where else can I find such devotion?
What are your WONDERS of WORSHIP?