Skip to main content

Worship Sunday

So, for quite a while now our worship leaders (hereafter known as J&J) have been hoping to have an all worship service on a Sunday morning. Yesterday was the day they were able to make it a reality - so today's blog is about Psalm 113, which is a psalm with a whole lot of guidance regarding our worship.

When I opened my Bible this morning, I was pretty excited to read this psalm. After yesterday's worship service, and after enjoying the blessing of spending time in prayer daily last week for the all worship Sunday, reading the 113th psalm was like opening a surprise present from the Lord. In the NLT it reads as follows:

Praise the LORD!

Yes, give praise, O servants of the LORD.
Praise the name of the LORD!
Blessed be the name of the LORD
forever and ever.
Everywhere - from east to west -
praise the name of the LORD.
For the LORD is high above the nations;
is glory is far greater than the heavens.


Who can be compared with the LORD our God,
who is enthroned on high?
Far below him are the heavens and the earth.
He stoops to look,
and he lifts the poor from the dirt
and the needy from the garbage dump.
He sets them among princes,
even the princes of his own people!
He gives the barren woman a home,
so that she becomes a happy mother.

Praise the LORD!

Isn't that great counsel regarding worship?! I think J&J pretty much nailed this yesterday during worship. His servants are to give Him praise, His name is to be blessed forever and everywhere, He is high above the nations and His glory is far greater than the heavens, none can be compared to Him, He alone stoops to look at us below, and He alone is able to lift the poor from the dirt and the needy from the garbage pile, only our God would set the poor and needy among princes, only our Lord would allow meager people to be among the princes of His chosen people, and my favorite part of this psalm as a mom who homeschools - verse 9 - He gives the barren woman a home, so that she becomes a happy mother.

I love verse 9 so much that over the summer when we painted our family room, I wanted the paint color to coordinate with a piece of wall art I had seen in a catalog. The piece now hangs in the family room above the entryway to the kitchen, which is where most of our school day takes place, and it says "Be a joyful mother of children." which is the NIV version of Psalm 113:9 (at least I'm pretty sure it's NIV, but my memory isn't what it used to be, so forgive me if I'm wrong!)

Don't you love God's Word? He is so awesome, so amazing - He has this powerful psalm of praise that speaks of Who He is, and He ends it by mentioning motherhood. I LOVE that!! I also love that this particular psalm not only teaches me how to worship, it not only magnifies the Lord, it tells me that I am to be a joyful mother to my children - and that I glorify Him by being a joyful mother.

Have a joyful mothering kind of day!

Day 9 done :)

Jan L. Burt
www.homeschoolingmothersbiblestudy.com

A special "attaboy" to J&J for faithfully fulfilling God's call on their lives in leading our body to a place of authentic worship. This post is for you guys :)

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Homeschool Mom's Devotional (# 1)

Colossians 4:17 tells the reader to "be sure to carry out the work the Lord gave you".

How can this be applied to the enormously busy lifestyle of a homeschool mom?

First of all, we must always remember that the Word of God has the answer for our every need and we can trust fully in God to use His Word to lead us, guide us, correct us, and bless us.

Keeping that in mind, let's consider what this verse is saying. We are told to carry out, or complete, the work the Lord has given us. We are wives, mothers, homeschoolers. Those three BIG job descriptions come immediately to mind when I think of homeschooling mothers. Applying God's Word to our life means carrying out our work as wives, as mothers, and as homeschoolers.

When I am exhausted from another long day (or long week, long month, long year, etc.) I still must honor the Lord by blessing my husband. Maybe that means having a hot meal on the table when he arrives home from work. Perhaps your husband would prefer a…

A Schoolhouse Crew Review ~ Homeschool Spanish Academy

Homeschool Spanish Academy described in a single word ~ WOW!!!

Okay, now that I've pretty much summed up how our family feels about Homeschool Spanish Academy, let me give you some reasons for the "WOW" factor.

Right from the start, the process was a breeze. Working with tech support was fantastic; they made all the set up/prep/techie stuff easy.  Once it was determined that our laptop was good to hook, my daughter logged into her Skype account and answered a call from her teacher, Elda. And let me tell you, Elda is terrific. In fact, everyone we have had the pleasure of working with has been terrific. I could boast all day about the caliber of the people at Homeschool Spanish Academy...but again I can sum it up with the word WOW!!!

Live video chat lessons are done via Skype - if you don't have a Skype account you can set one up for free. The teacher from Homeschool Spanish Academy will "call" your child; once your child "answers" the call the tea…

Homework for the Homeschool Mom

As the homeschool mama, I am the one doing the assigning and not usually the one receiving the assigning. I am sure you feel the exact same way. But today I am giving you, the mother who is (most likely) primarily in charge of her children's education, a homework assignment. And I really hope you will take the time to complete it!

The first part of your homework assignment is simple:

          Grab your Bible, turn to Matthew 25:14-30, and read it.

Re-read, highlight, underline or take notes on any portion(s) of this passage that stand out to you. Be an active reader. Read this while thinking about your own life. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you about this passage.

Then, read it one more time.

Finally, the "hard" part of the assignment....

Sit quietly before the Lord, pen and paper in hand, and write what He speaks to your heart about this passage. Ask Him to show you where you are rightly using what He has given you for His glory and His purposes. And, on the more di…