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Worship {Five Minute Friday}

Five Minute FridayIt’s Five Minute Friday with lovely Lisa-Jo! But it’s actually over at (in)courage today! 

Set a timer and just write. Don’t worry about making it just right or not.

For me? An exercise in letting go and letting words flow. Five minutes only. {yes, I do set a timer and it quacks like a duck at 5 minutes, which totally makes me smile}

Today’s prompt: Worship.

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And go…

We went a few rounds today, me and that boy. He’s strong-willed, I’m strong-willed, and there are lessons we both need to learn in this mother-son relationship. But we both came to our ends and it didn’t play out well.

Yelling. Frustration. Tears.

As we walked away to cool off, I knew only one thing would bring my heart back to the right place.

Worship.

Worship is defined as so many things, but it’s the music part that drives me, moves me, focuses me, changes me.

The words of Christian worship music are a powerful force in my life. Just a few minutes has me falling at the feet of Jesus, laying down my faults and weaknesses and my I-want-to-have-control attitude.

Worship puts my mind at ease because it puts my mind on Him.

I love music. I majored in music. I taught music. The melodies are gorgeous, the rhythms fascinating, but the lyrics of worship are prayers I can’t pray when I just speak. When I can’t pray, I sing.

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And the heart of worship was able to mend those torn bonds between my boy and I to move forward with calm, peace, eyes on Him and not my own strength.

Stop.

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I can’t wait to read through all the other musings on worship over at (in)courage! Hope you’ll hop over there as well!

And I would love to know your favorite worship songs to calm and focus your heart in the middle of a rough day!

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Comments

  1. I love that! What a simple, but profound idea. I have a 5 year old boy who can be stubborn like his mama. I am going to try this the next time we get tangled up in our emotions. He’s getting off the bus in 15 minutes, so we’ll see how long it takes. :)

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  2. I’m looking for some worship music to bring me back to a place of peace when the day threatens to spiral out of control. Could you post a list of your favorites? Our church does very traditional worship, which I love, but I’m looking for more contemporary music and have no idea where to start looking.

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    Erin Reply:

    Oh Jaime, I would LOVE to do that! I’ll make a list and post it next week! Sound good?!

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  3. That would be awesome!! Thank you!

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