What better way to close out 2011 than with a focus on the twin disciplines of worship and celebration? December/Advent is a natural time of worship and celebration as we practice traditions, sing songs, and gather with others to await and remember the birth of Christ, to ponder the mystery of the Incarnation.
Worship and celebration are often intertwined in Scripture and in our own practice. To put it very simply, I see worship as actions, expressions, or an inner focus on praising God for who God is. I see celebration as actions, expressions, or an inner focus on praising God for what God does.
Worship can involve singing, service, prayer, and much much more. Celebration is driven by gratitude and can can involve feasts, traditions, expressions of thanksgiving, and much more.
Will you join me today by using this blog as a venue for worshipping God or celebrating what he does or has done in your life? Please leave a comment here to get the dialogue going. Thanks!
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