Monday, September 15, 2008

Passionate worship

Hey bloggy friends...

We had a wonderful Sunday morning at church and I want to share a little bit from the message that was important to me.

Passionate worship!!!

Ok, let's see where we go with this.

Well, we learned that during the week there are 168 hours in one week.

168 hours.

Sounds like a lot to some, seems short to others.

Our pastor showed us a rope that was 168 inches long and right smack in the middle of the rope was an inch of red tape. That inch of red tape was our one hour of week in worship on Sunday mornings.

Now, looking at it like that seemed to sting a little bit. It did for me. It did for many. That lone piece of red tape, didn't look like much at all when spread out over the 168 inches of rope.


then, our pastor pulled out a rope that was full of colorful one inch segments of tape.

I felt God say in my heart...."that's what I'm after Fran! I'm after some colorful worship! "

So, as I looked at the colorful 168 inch long rope, I knew that I want a week of colorful worship to my Savior!! I don't want to just "be, and do, and spend" small pieces of time with Him.

I hope that you think about the ways you can worship Him in every day living and go after Him!
He is all about our relationship with Him. Why would we want to be apart from Him??

Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you."

I'm wanting me some colorful worship. I want my rope to be full of moments with Him. I'm after more than one, or two, or even three hours of worship with Him during the week. And, I bet you are too.

Have a colorful, passionate week!! Get yourself ready to have the time of your life with Him!
I don't wanna miss a thing. Have a blessed week friends!!!

Hugs and blessings....


Yolanda said...


WOW...what a great visual and I don't want to miss a thing either!


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

That's a GREAT visual, Fran. I want a colorful rope too!

Melinda said...

Awesome! Amen and Amen!

XO Melinda

Patty said...

I have been praying for years now about true, authentic worship. When I was teaching my class I told them worship isn't just in song. God has created a beautiful world and when we enjoy Him, enjoy a sunrise etc... and praise him for that, that is worship, when we praise him thru a trial, that is worship....I had to do just that this morning, going thru a trial right now and laid down face to carpet and said, this is sacrifical praise, I don't have much today God, but I do praise you! He is Worthy!!

Love you my friend!

Teresa said...

Awesome! I want some colorful worship too!!!! Thank you, Fran for a great reminder!

And what a day to start!!!!Can you believe this great weather? I am a "fall gal" through and through!!(must be something about it being football season..heehee)
got me a pot of chili simmering and all the windows open!

love you!

Mary Lou said...

Fran, what a beautiful visual that is...that will stick with me. Oh, how worship is not just song. Song can lead to worship but praying is worship, intereceding is worship. Any time we can touch the hem of His garment is worship. May He bless your week greatly for sharing this with all of us.
Love, Mary Lou

beckyjomama said...

Oh ... beautiful!

I want me a colorful rope!!!! Thanks you for sharing that!

Becky Jo

Michelle V said...

What a great picture! Thank you for sharing and for the reminder!


Bev Brandon said...

He is so after you!

Teri~Facedown said...

I loved this Frannie. I needed it today. I want to live my life as worship. Broken and spilled out over His great love for me. It is my greatest passion, to love and to love well.

connorcolesmom said...

Wow we had a very similar Sunday message as well
To have a passionate and authentic worship is what God so desires from us :)
Girl - you so have it!
love you

Darlene R. said...

I want a colorful rope too! :)

Thanks Fran!

ocean mommy said...

I want some of that too!!

That is a wonderful picture your pastor painted for you!

Love you

Nancy said...

Oh I love this visual of peppering worship and praise throughout the day! Thanks so much for sharing this.

Linda said...

What a powerful visual. I am somewhat ashamed as my rope at times doesn't even contain the one red tape. Oh, how I too long for colorful worship. I am definately going to do something with this visual. Thanks for sharing.

Joanne said...


Thank you for this. Matt. 6:33 was a verse Paul and I prayed about before church on Sunday morning. We prayed that this is how we live...seeking Him first, always.

Blessings Friend,


Alene said...

Thanks for sharing your Sunday message! Oh YES I want to live a passionate worship filled life!! Our God is amazing and I'm convicted of how many hours I really don't get it or blow it! I don't want to miss a thing either. Lord - open our eyes!!! Blessings today.

BethAnne said...

168 hours? Wow, I have been wasting a lot of time. Thanks for sharing this.... Love the rope visual.

Mel @ Studio MCA Designs said...

What a cool visual! Thanks for sharing.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Ah Ha! Can you say the devil isn't happy! On Sunday you made a conscious decision to Worship God with more of your life! Hum can you say someone's not happy!

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