Sunday, August 17, 2008
Satisfying Worship
I'm reading a book by Linda Dillow, Satisfy My Thirsty Soul, given to me by my daughter Sarah for my birthday I believe. I'd recommend anything Linda has written, and she's written quite a few. When I was a young wife and mother I went to her writings to be encouraged and get some direction. Some of her best stuff: Creative Counterpart, Intimate Issues and one of my favorites, Calm My Anxious Heart. I highly recommend grabbing something by Linda, adding a cup of tea and heading for the sofa.

I'm still at the beginning of this book but I can already tell it's one of those. A book that came out of a life lived in the trenches, out of a heart that was seeking at a level deeper than I usually go. Here's what I read last night, on how Linda sees worship being played out in her life, day by day:

"In the morning when I kneel in worship before the Lover of my soul, I worship Him with my words, with song, and in the beauty of stillness and silence. I praise Him with the Psalms of David and with personal psalms that flow from my heart of love. I listen for His voice. Then I get up and walk in the world of relationships with a husband, grown children, grandchildren, and friends."

"As I walk through my life, I walk differently than I did before I began to understand what worship looks like. Now, I see all my life as an opportunity to bow before my King in worship. I can worship as I decorate my house, clean it, and cook many meals for others. I can worship as I travel on planes, trains, and automobiles, as I teach God's Word to women. I can worship as I speak and write books. It has been a true joy to see all my words as worship, and all my work as worship. I rejoice that I now see my pain as a sacrifice to bow before my Lord in worship."

"Worship is the lifestyle of a grateful heart."

I want that. Don't you? I'm excited to spend time between the covers of this book, as Linda shares with me how to get there from here. I suspect, not many pages into it, it'll have me getting off the sofa and onto my knees.


  posted at 12:01 AM

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