|My daughter and I at Worship Night in America in Reno, NV|
"God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth." John 4:24 NIVI found myself in unfamiliar waters on Saturday of last week. We had tickets to see Chris Tomlin's Worship Night in America here in Reno and we had been looking forward to it for MONTHS!
However, after a sleepless night with one of my elderly cats who was having...eh-hem...intestinal issues, and a long day of watching BOTH my cats refuse food; my husband also wound up on crutches with a chronic foot injury, and I was looking at my jam-packed schedule trying to determine when I'd carve out time to get my cats to the vet (hoping it would NOT be to put a cat to sleep!).
I was pretty ticked off with the whole world...
Now, I know that none of those "stressors" includes ANY health issues with our medically complex daughter, nor do they include any meltdowns or self-injurious behaviors...BUT, that's kind of the point, right?
Even when things with our kids who have special needs ARE going well, we STILL have LIFE to deal with.
So I, in my irately frustrated-with-life state of mind, said to my husband, "Seriously? I'm supposed to be in the mood to WORSHIP tonight?"
After months of looking forward to this event, I was not in the proper mindset for "worshiping."
Or so I thought...
|Chris Tomlin leading us in Worship|
|Phil Wickham leading us in Worship|
And so should we!
Long story short? God reminded me VERY clearly that I'm to worship him in the good times AND the bad...that's easier said than done! I'd normally be the first person to say that I had learned to praise him in the midst of our storms, but apparently, I'd fallen out of practice. God got me back in alignment with his will and his ways.
Pray: Heavenly Father, thank you for your reminders to us that YOU are the KING of the WORLD and that we are to praise you with every breath we have in us. Thank you for the opportunity to praise you, and for the freedom we have in you. Continue to remind us so that we are not prone to wander here on this earth. Amen.
PS... we definitely got our praise on...here's a quick glimpse: