Daily Dose, March 15 — Worship Life

  To the leader. Of David. A Psalm. O LORD, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, O LORD, you know it completely. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it. (Psalm 139:1-6) I sometimes find myself saying, “Worship is not a spectator sport.” Worship demands our participation! With that in mind, today’s Daily Dose is deliberately different. Rather than reading my words, I want to encourage you to participate. As you do this, realize that this is an act of worship -- it is a way of building and strengthening a living relationship with God. Begin by reading the first six verses of Psalm 139. Read it again…slowly. Stop at the end of every line and consider what this means to you. Now for the hard part: Rewrite these verses in your own words. Use your own expressions. How have you experienced what the Psalmist says? -- Rev. Brad Greene