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A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers and Daughters (Adams Media, 2009)
Chicken Soup: What I Learned from the Dog (2009)
Love is a Flame (Bethany House, 2010)
Extraordinary answers to Prayer (Guideposts, 2010)
Love is a Verb (Bethany House, 2011)
Big Dreams from Small Spaces (Group Publishing, 2012)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

True Worship

Psalm 95:6 "Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. . . "

True worship goes beyond the ascribing, the recognition of God's greatness; it must strike my heart with fire and cause me to fall on my face before Him in humble acknowledgement of His sovereign power. He is the Master. He is my Master!

Then my will is bent to His. He has the right to direct me according to His divine wisdom and power.
This is where I fall short so often. I recognize God's greatness, yet I am not moved to go the next step: humble submission.

May I know that if He redeemed me, then He bought me. I am no longer my own (actually, I never was) but I have become His slave.
By recognizing that Jesus has the power to save me -- eternally --I also acknowledge His right to rule me. (I Cor. 6:20)

Rule? Rule me?
Yes! Yes, Amen.
Because He is great. and i am not.
Because He loves perfectly. and i cannot
Because He always does good. and i do not.

I offer up my will to You, Lord Jesus, in worship. It is the beginning of my every thought, word and action. Amen.


  1. Dena: I love your comment on Rachelle's blog, about God telling you to write. I have been writing a book for 18 years, and I know exactly what you mean; because God told me to do it, also. Yet it seems most people don't think God would ever tell someone to write a book in our day. I'm afraid they may have never drawn close enough to God that He would speak to them.

  2. Roxtob, so true. Sometimes I feel impelled to call a friend on the phone. Turns out she was praying for encouragement and I just "happened" to call. Our writing might just "happen" to bring about God's purposes in others' lives.