Coming Soon: "Week of Worship Witnessing"

Psalm 9 begins this way: "I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done."  Then the writer spends the next few verses praising God and telling what He has done, after which the reader or hearer of the Psalm is compelled to join in: "Sing praises to the LORD who reigns in Zion.  Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds. (v.11)"

Sometimes I wonder, have we compartmentalized the Christian faith too much?  What I mean is, I've observed that most Christians have their "worship time," then "prayer time," then "good works time," then "entertainment time," then "family time," then "me time."  Isn't it all supposed to be connected?  Is it possible that the reason so many of us sometimes feel "out of balance" is that we're compartmentalizing what is meant to be a connected and cohesive way of life?

I happen to think the writer of Psalm 9, David, was on to something that maybe we tend to miss.  He doesn't separate worshiping God from witnessing to others of God's awesomeness. His worship is his witness.

What if everything we did was during "worship time?"  True worship of God is a way of life, not an activity that takes place once a week or so!  If I'm living a lifestyle of worship, shouldn't my life (words, actions, attitude) be telling others of God's unforgettable deeds?  I believe so. Yes!

I have friends, who every November, take part in a "30 Days of Thanksgiving" on Facebook.  Every day of the month they up date their status with one thing they are thankful for.  In most cases, they are praising God and telling of the marvelous things He has done at the same time.  I've never participated in this, but I think I'd like to!

But why wait until November?  I'm going to make this next week a "Week of Worship Witnessing!"  Starting on Sunday, I'm going to publicly praise God for something specific through social media, every day for 7 straight days.

I'm inviting you to join me!  In this way, we can actually live out Psalm 9, as we find specific ways to praise Him with all our hearts (and tools at our disposal), and witness to others at the same time!  Plus, maybe this takes a little of the fearful edge off of sharing your faith?  So get ready, and let's update those Twitter and Facebook statuses by loving God with all our hearts, minds, souls, and strength!  If you happen to use Twitter, use the hashtag: #BeTheBody and help spread the Word!

By the way, it appears that Psalm 9 and 10 were originally one Psalm, and Psalm 10 ends with these words: "LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless.  Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them..."  Maybe God will use your worship witness to spread hope!

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