Worship It Out
Some days I am surprised at which words in the Bible jump out at me. I shouldn't be, but there I was with these two verses from my reading lingering with me throughout the day. Why? I didn't know.....But God!
My day started off pretty well. I went in to work for a couple hours, had a coffee date with a friend and spent some sweet time on my devotions and some beautiful readings from the book of Genesis. And of all that I read, these are the verses that tugged at my heart.
“Some time later Joseph was told, “Your father is ill.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim along with him. When Jacob was told, “Your son Joseph has come to you,” Israel (who is Jacob) rallied his strength and sat up on the bed.” ~ Genesis 48:1-2
What I didn't know, is that by the time evening came, I too would be ill, fighting off my allergies and having difficulty breathing, along with extreme fatigue and weariness of body.
Yet, even with illness creeping at my door, I had things to do. I was scheduled to lead worship that evening at a Celebrate Recovery program. I did my sound check with my voice nearing a whisper and quite gravely by the end of my rehearsal time. But God....
When the gathering began and the worship music started, we all leaped in together and I got to see God do a miracle. As I began to simply pour my heart out to Him, I felt my voice become stronger than ever, my spirit rose, my fatigue vanished, my breathing improved and my weariness ceased. I got to see Him take it all away. The Worship of the one true God, took my pain away.
Then the Lord reminded me WHY He had me ponder those verses all day. It wasn't just for me. It was for all of us in that place who needed to be reminded to Worship it out. Yes, I was tired when I started, but just as Jacob, upon hearing the good news rallied up his strength, I too, would rally up my strength to worship the one who is worthy and watch my spirit rise to speak His name.
And that is what worship does. It revives! When we are tired, we worship. When we are hurt, we worship. When we grow weary, we worship. When we feel sick of life struggles, we worship.
May we be quick in our struggles to sit up, rally all our strength and speak Worship as we fix our eyes an the author and perfecter of our faith.
I love you in the Lord, Mia
1/22/2016 02:13:44 pm
Thanks Mia, this came at the right time for me!!! Your awesome hope to see you in action again!
1/24/2016 09:11:50 am
Thanks Nancy! Blessings. Hope you can make it out sometime soon when I am in your area.
1/22/2016 03:39:17 pm
So good Mia! Thank you for all that you do and share.
1/24/2016 09:12:20 am
1/22/2016 03:56:01 pm
I so loved having you to worship with us on our opening night in Sahuarita. It was so special because we had so many new comers that night that really were tired and needed to remember or to begin to realize the love that Jesus has for them. I loved to see how much you have grown in the last year. Your joy is is in the Lord and that is infectious! May the Lord continue to bless you as you pour out your love in worship!
1/24/2016 09:13:30 am
Thanks Caye! It was so good to be there. Praise God for all that He is doing through Sahiarita CR!
1/22/2016 06:24:32 pm
Loved this, Mia! Very inspirational.
1/24/2016 09:13:56 am
Thanks so much! Blessings to you.
1/26/2016 08:23:07 am
Thank you Mia. You have been such an inspiration to me....through your music and transparent heart! Greetings from Compass Naperville CR. Rita
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A collection of writings from a life based on the truth that about midnight anything can happen.
As an imperfect servant of the Lord, I often feel I am fumbling my way through life, looking upward for guidance and outward to love. So, I write about it, to break up the noise in my head.