Monday Worship

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Monday morning, a balmy 40 degrees Fahrenheit  on the screen porch

When I can, which is most days, I approach the author and creator of this universe boldly on our screen porch (or the breakfast table inside). The loud traffic outside comes from hundreds of birds excited over a few patches of ground showing up in the snow (and three birds I have named Martha 1,2 and 3 fighting over a single bird house. I listen and worship today from the book of James. So much peace, joy and worship comes from this screen porch. I suspect someday some will want to ban screen porches.

Where is your place of worship? We all worship something or someone everyday.

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Praising God and reflecting on his word. When hard times (which we see) and God’s goodness (only God sees) collide, we are never the same. We are Gods masterpiece created in Christ Jesus (EPH 2:10) 

Dressed for the occasion in my wilderness wool, blue jeans and moccasins. It is finally above freezing and the screen porch is a great meeting place with my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for now. I am competing with scores of upland song birds vivaciously singing at the top of their lungs. Sometimes God may enjoy their unabashed worship more than mine. Oh that God would melt the snow patches on my own heart and in that melted puddle reflect his glory.

What or who do we reflect?

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Morning reflections from the woods as the snow melts. The suns reflection  is noticeably absent

I Pray that the light of Jesus is not absent in the reflections of my life.

James 1:22-24   

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.  

I’m looking forward to the eternal display of those masterpieces!

Please add your thoughts as well. Thanks for reading.

 Gary

6 thoughts on “Monday Worship

  1. Such a worship-inspiring place! And how wonderful to be able to read God’s Word in such a beautiful environment! I like your wool jacket, by the way. It has a definite Southwest flair… and the moccasins just add to it. Beautiful photograph of the rising sun. Loved this post, Gary! Thank you for inviting us to worship God with you from your porch. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Lynn, One of a kind that wool jacket. My wife made the heavy wool thing from scratch (I call it a poncho with sleeves and a hood) for my wilderness canoe trips. Very warm. Everyone needs a place to get alone and worship as well as spend time in conversation with ones spouse. Dreams are talked and prayed about here.

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    1. God has given us so many ways to know and feel his presence. I think Nature allows us to se beauty, get alone, listen, reflect and have a physical as well as in spirit with the Lord. I understand the lifting of ones heart Anna…It’s so good.

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