“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26
“To worship God is to admit that we are entirely contrary to Him and that He is willing to make us like Himself.” Brother Lawrence
- Remember to call your prayer partner today! Keep it quick, and keep praying for each other throughout the week.
- Dear mama, please quiet your heart before the Lord. Go someplace in your home where you won’t be distracted or interrupted and have an amazing time with your Creator.
- Read John 4:21-24 in your Bible. Write these verses down in your journal and ponder them for a few moments. Are you truly worshipping Jesus in spirit and in truth?
Worshipping God Through the Exhaustion
Have you searched your heart lately to find Jesus? Is He still there, or has He gotten pushed aside due to life’s stresses and busyness? I am in a season where I attend church with my family, but I end up leaving the sanctuary multiple times with my baby, and my mind is nowhere near a state of worship. It is hard. Often, it doesn’t seem worth it.
However, no matter the season we are in, worship is essential to our spiritual health and growth. Humans were made to worship and glorify God. In Isaiah 43:7 this is what God says about us, His people, “Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory.” That glory He is referring to is bestowed upon Him through our worship.
It is so important to remember that God is gracious. Even if you only have a little to offer, He will take that and mold you to be more like Him. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” God knows your heart, and He sees your tired eyes. But He also wants to be at the center of your life. We cannot let our full schedules or lack of sleep become a scapegoat for not turning to Jesus in worship. He expects, and deserves, our best!
God does amazing work when we come to Him in complete surrender and worship, holding nothing back. Throughout this season of motherhood, I have often turned to Jesus daily to get through my days, whispering His name to myself. I have learned that when I get to the end of myself, that is the start of Him! I love this verse in Proverbs 27:7, “He who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet”.
When we are “full,” or clueless about our state of need, or too focused on how tired we are or how difficult our day was, we miss out on the sweetness of God’s sustenance for our souls. God can make the bitter and hard things in our life seem sweet and worthwhile when we turn to Him. He will gladly take our small crumbs of worship if they come from a pure place in our hearts.
Attending church might be hard. Being a part of a small group might be a thing of the past. But you are reading this Bible study, aren’t you? That is a start! God sees you, mama! Now, let’s worship Him together. Something I have been doing lately, and which doesn’t take too long, is praying God’s Word back to Him. Praying His Scriptures out loud in adoration is the ultimate way to glorify God. This act of worship has shifted my heart to believe God is who He says He is. In the times of complete exhaustion, remember these truths mamas: God is in control, He is Almighty, He is the beginning and the end, the lover of your soul, and the binder of the brokenhearted. Even when we have not made time for Him, He has not forgotten about us!
Blessings and Love,
Questions to Ponder
- Please write these down in your journal and pray about them.
1. Do you notice a difference in your life when you haven’t made time to worship the Lord? How does it affect you as a mom?
2. Contrast the above question to this one: what kind of mom are you when you have made the time to worship the Lord?
I would love to challenge you to take some time over the next few days to pray Scripture to our God in adoration and worship. Typically, I pray these verses out loud and spend some time thinking about them. It is truly amazing how powerful reading Scripture out loud is! Here are some wonderful verses with which to start:
• Isaiah 6:3 • Psalm 29:2 • Psalm 33:8 • Psalm 99:5 • 1 Samuel 2:1-2 • Revelation 5:9-13