Thursday, October 14, 2010

Blogging as worship?

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

The most excellent method of going to God is that of doing our common business without any view of pleasing people but purely for the love of God. We ought not to grow tired of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed. Brother Lawrence

Can blogging be considered worship? After doing a bit of online study about the Biblical definition of worship I came away with my head spinning. Greek and Hebrew forms of this and that, and then the meaning of our English word on top of it all, which seemed pretty flat when you compare it to the all-encompassing description I found with the Biblical Greek and Hebrew terms. Paragraphs and pages were devoted to it. My brain got tired!

I found a couple definitions online though that summed it up nicely.....
Worship is the response of grateful and humble people to the living God where submission, sacrificial service, praise, profession, testimony and gratitude are freely expressed in innumerable ways. This is a much richer concept than mere corporate singing and praise once each week for 20 minutes - an event that could occur without any actual worship going on at all. Peter Towns

“My favorite definition of WORSHIP is: "our individual and corporate response to God's revelation of Himself within the context of a covenant relationship" David Stone

Worship is a living expression of gratitude that flows as a result of experiencing the love and mercy of God in our lives. Everything we do can become a form of worship when we are lifting it up to Him as a form of praise. When we do that, we acknowledge where it came from and He gets the glory!

Even  a monotonous task can become a form of worship because when we give that task over to Him in obedience, He honors and sanctifies it.

......and here is one of the best parts, anytime we talk about God, He hears it! That includes writing about Him too....... and blogging! 

"Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name. Malachi 3:16
Tomorrow I will have more thoughts on what blogging has done for me personally.......Stay tuned.


  1. I've always considered blogging my hobby/ministry but I've never thought about it being as a form of worship? You have given me something to think about. Thank You :-)


  2. Hey sister, I liked that definition. It gives so much more meaning than just singing songs (which are not bad, but it's so much more!)

    Even obedience is a form of worship!

    Thanks for your obedience :) Love ya,


  3. I pray that all I write on my blog Heart Choices would glorify the Lord. If only one person was impacted in a positive way or was encouraged, it was worth taking the time to write.

    Faithful Bloggers has some interesting articles and takes on blogging and sharing our faith.

    Blessings and love,

  4. Ron, Joseph and Debbie: thank you for being faithful in what you do and for the comments....this blogging has become a real joy, thanks to wonderful people like yourselves! Lori


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