Random Acts of Worship

So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. 2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.

3 From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier 4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord. Genesis 13:1-4

Abram and his family returned to Bethel, the place he set up an altar. What did he do there? He worshipped.

He called on the Lord for seemingly no reason at all. That’s how it should be. If we only lived by that notion, our lives would be much fuller and richer. We’d appreciate life more, our family and friends more, our freedoms, our spiritual lives, you name it. Even our sorrows and heartaches would be more bearable with seemingly random acts of worship.

What does that look like in everyday life?

  • Turning off the radio in the car and talking with God.
  • Filling your mind with Bible verses and songs
  • Raising your hands and lifting your heads toward heaven throughout the day.

But it could also look like this:

  • Doing small things for the needy or elderly that they’d never be able to repay
  • Visiting the elderly in a nursing home and reading Scripture to them
  • Praying for someone you know needs your prayer

The list is as endless as your imagination. One simple question to ask, would God smile down on your action and encourage you to do more of it?

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