Does the Way You Worship Count?

Does the Way You Worship Count?

What comes to mind when you think of WORSHIP…. beautiful stained glass windows, the order of a church service or the raising of hands with singing? I wonder how many different expressions of WORSHIP God receives from His children around the world. But really, could blowing kisses and giving peanut butter sandwiches be two WONDERS of WORSHIP?

When our son Matt was four years old he would blow kisses to the ceiling after bedtime prayers.
We thought it was adorable, but never once had a passing thought of it being an expression of WORSHIP. Years later I was doing a word study on WORSHIP and was awestruck by one definition – “a directed kiss.” I stared at the page and cried; utterly amazed that Matt had WORSHIPED from his heart at such an early age! Blowing kisses to God every night … yes, that is one of the WONDERS OF WORSHIP!


Our daughter Melissa regularly walked her dog through City Park with a peanut butter sandwich tucked into her backpack to give a homeless man she had befriended. One Sunday while WORSHIPING, I was filled with sadness because Melissa no longer attended church. As tears ran down my face I saw — as though I were peeking from behind a tree — the sweetness of her smile as she reached out to her friend in kindness and gave him a peanut butter sandwich.


God whispered in my heart….she walked/WORSHIPED Me by loving and giving to one of the “least of these.”

I was so convicted by my small, limited view of WORSHIP.  

Before moving away, Melissa took one last walk. Instead of giving a sandwich, she gave her homeless friend her backpack full snacks and supplies. He was tearful, and I cried too as I listened to her share her WONDER OF WORSHIP.

If blowing kisses and peanut butter sandwiches qualify, what are the WONDERS OF WORSHIP surrounding you?

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Debbie McGoldrick is the founder of NBS2GO and blessed to be married to Mark and the adoptive mother of Melissa and Matt. Debbie is an avid collector of heart rocks and shells, a lover of color and always looking for a reason to go to the beach.

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