Monday, September 28, 2009

If Ever You Worshipped. . .

Danny Oertli is a gifted singer/songwriter we met at Family Camp on Catalina Island this last summer. We bought one of his CDs and threw it in the player as nighttime music for our kids. We've listened to it continually since June, so now the kids know all the songs.

I like them all, but one of my favorites is If Ever You Worshipped It's Now. It's a song for moms about how even the endless mundane tasks of motherhood are really a form of worship. I'd love to have someone learn it and sing it on Mother's Day. Or maybe we can get Danny to come out . . . .



I think about the truth of this song, as I lay and snuggle with my kids at bed time, and struggle with all the things that are not getting done during that time.

I think we need this reminder. We tend to think of the life of faith as only about the big, turning point moments of life, but usually faith in the Lord consists of the small, simple, daily stuff of life.

As we look at Abraham's BIG call and God's BIG promises this coming week, we also need to keep in mind the years of waiting and wandering. The decades when God didn't seem to speak or lead or show up.

Today is an opportunity to worship and trust the Lord in whatever circumstances you find yourself. Don't wait for the big moments. Embrace the daily moments.

Thanks, Danny, for the great reminder!

8 comments:

Stephanie Tang said...

Thanks for this Pastor Tim. I've been struggling with the "endless mundane tasks of motherhood." I will definitely work on seeing the everyday tasks as worship and a way to serve my little family. =-)

Jeannett Gibson said...

Loved it. Happened to be nursing Lucy when I watched it. Made a mama tear up on an especially trying day. :)

Jacquelyn said...

So needed that today. Thanks.

christine said...

I'm not a mom, but what a great reminder about how we can truly worship God even in what seem like the most unimportant tasks!

Love the song... it would be perfect for Mother's Day. Maybe along with a slideshow of moms/kids from our church?

joy said...

Thanks, Tim. That was wonderful. I'm reading "The Mission of Motherhood" by Sally Clarkson right now and this totally fits in with what she's saying, too.

Joanie said...

Thanks, Tim and Danny. Made my day. I nominate Penny if you're asking a female or Tim Blair for a male to sing it.

Speaking of music and Abraham, I recommend looking into Andrew Peterson's Canaan Bound or Holy is the Lord. The guy is a poet.

britnic said...

What a great reminder of how our "job" as mothers is a daily missions field. Thanks

Marty and Jennifer Scholl said...

Thank you, Pastor Tim! I'll pass this on to other moms I know who can use the encouragement that the most mundane tasks are in fact worship and service to our loving God!

Jennie Scholl
(my Mom, Wynn, told me to listen to this song on your blog!)