It has been frigid for a week! It is dangerously cold. My heart goes out to those who are enduring this polar vortex without heat.
We had an “online church” on Sunday. David planned on watching it in the office. (It is cold in the office.) I grabbed the tablet and climbed back into my warm bed.
David rolled an office chair in the bedroom and watched with me.
Psalms 104:33, “I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I live.”Christian Standard Bible
How easy it is to just listen to the music with an “online church.” Singing and worship are an act of my will.
Monday, February 15, 2021
Psalm 108:1, “My heart is confident, God; I will sing; I will sing praises with the whole of my being.”Christian Standard Bible
Yesterday, I sang along with worship at “online church.” But I didn’t sing with my whole being.
The temperature was below zero. I watched it in bed. I sang but didn’t clap or move my feet.
It’s easy to sing at the top of my lungs at a concert. When was the last time I sang with the “whole of my being” at church?
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Psalm 86:12, “I will praise you with all my heart, Lord my God, and will honor your name forever.”Christian Standard Bible
When I praise God half-heartedly, I am not bringing him honor.
It’s easy to praise with my whole being when playing the piano. I play from memory and I need 100% of my concentration to remember where I play softly and where I play louder. Many times, there are last-minute suggestions right before the service. I must remember those, too.
I must put 100% effort into worship during an “online service.”
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
I was going to write a post about my plans to worship wholeheartedly during the online service tonight. But I care for my grandson during church. Sometimes, I can participate, but when he is teething or fussy, I wait and listen to it on Thursday.
Today I read why I should not say what I plan to do.
After Nathan told David the story of the poor man’s lamb, David said what he was going to do.
2 Samuel 12:6, “Because he has done this thing and shown no pity, he must pay four lambs for that lamb.”Christian Standard Bible
David took Uriah’s wife. That act cost him four of his sons:
- The baby died, 2 Samuel 12:15-18.
- Amnon, 2 Samuel 13:1-29.
- Absalom, 2 Samuel 18:1-15.
- Adonijah, 1 Kings 1:5-2:25.
I believe I won’t say anything at all.
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