Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ways to Worship

Worship is more than just sitting in church singing hymns.  I am learning that worship is a way of living-stopping for moments to recoup, talking to God while doing the dishes, singing songs of praise while playing outside with my kids, sharing my heart and even crafting.  How can one worship with crafting?  I've been playing around with that question for a while.  I decided to post on Wednesdays ways that I am Worshiping my loving Creator, and Heavenly Father through my crafts.  

I really feel that God has given us gifts and how we use them is a form of worship.  I just finished a study recently called Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow.  I was struck by how many art projects I could use to incorporate into her study.

On the chapter of Worry Is Like  rocking Chair Linda talks about making an Anxiety Box.  My girlfriend created one out of Martha Stewart's pastry box but you could use anything you had.  Here are some suggestions

Compartment Box

A photo storage type box

Vintage Wood Box

Vintage Bread Box

Any box will do.  Linda shares that every time anxiety starts to take over she writes what is causing her anxiety on a peice of paper and puts down the date.  Then she places the paper in the box and prays "God, I am giving You this worry that's tearing me apart.  As I place it in the box, I'm saying to You that it's Yours.  I give it to You.  You can deal with it much better than I can."  She then closes the box and thanks God that the worry is now His.  

For Linda this tangible evidence of worry and handing it over to God means that every time she sees the box stuffed with her worries, she is reminded that God is carrying them - not her!  If she shakes the box she can hear the pieces of paper rustling inside. Every now and then she reads through the worries in her box and thanks God for the ones He has already taken care of.   

How will you worship God with your creativity today?  Loving your comments,


  1. Wow, what a fabulous idea! I think I will have to do this in some form- I am a worrier!

  2. Wow this is absolutely so amazing!

    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:34 NKJV)

    In my craft room I have a radio and my radio is always on it's never off even when I'm not there all my room is listening to worship music.



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