Some of you astute and devout readers (wow, thank you!) have noticed that I’ve re-blogged a couple of entries in the last week. These were blogs from the beginning days of wholelifeworship.com. I realize that I probably should have said something about it. I’m kind of new at this blogging thing, so I appreciate your patience with me. From now on I will put a notification at the beginning of the blog if I do a re-blog.
There were several reasons why I re-blogged those articles: I’ve had a little bit of writer’s block (or is it called “blogger’s block”?), also some unexpected scheduling issues that took much of my discretionary time, as well as some fatigue, and – admittedly – some lack of discipline. But there was one pretty legitimate reason why I re-blogged those particular articles:
We’ve had a significant amount of new readers join us in recent days and I wanted them to understand the foundational concepts of Whole Life Worship.
Many of the initial blog articles in January and February explain the “Whole Life Worship concept.” This concept, which asserts that Biblical Worship (Romans 12:1-2) has less to do with music and worship services and more to do with our daily life choices in the grace of God, is the essential building block of a truly transformed life. In fact, all of the devotional articles that discuss how to apply spiritual principles to real life situations assume a certain understanding of the Whole Life Worship concept. I want to affirm that every time we turn to God in an everyday ordinary situation, we are actually worshiping Him – in the way that He loves to be worshiped!
I realize that some people don’t have the time or the technical know-how on how to refer back to the archived blog articles. So from time to time, I will re-blog those essential articles on the Whole Life Worship concept. As well, I may re-blog some of the more popular articles (ok, I am a little on the lazy side at times!) But they will be far and few between, and I’ll let you know right up front that it’s a re-blog.
And for those of you who want visit my archives on wholelifeworship.com and get the essentials of Whole Life Worship right now, here are the past blog articles that I recommend:
Jan 18, 21, 23, 31
Feb 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
But the bottom line is that I need to keep writing new blogs on Whole Life Worship. It’s a pretty wide open topic (I mean, “life” is a pretty big topic, as is “worship”) and I want to develop better writing skills. And someday I’m going to make a book out of all of it (ok, so there is a little hidden agenda!) But the main reason is that Whole Life Worship needs to be written about, by me, by others, and by you! God deserves our whole lives and we are so much better for it – as is our world!
So, as an act of holding myself accountable to you, I will be writing on the topic of “prayer” (as it pertains to Whole Life Worship) over the next few weeks.
I appreciate the affirmation that I’ve received through comments that some of you have posted on the blog or have sent to me via email (email@example.com). It motivates me to think deeper and write more on this topic. Please keep me in prayer; that the Lord would continue to inspire and develop me. And feel free to pass this on to others who might need the encouragement and transformation that comes from living our lives in worshipful response to God in Christ.