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How to Worship God All Day

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Part 2 of a Two-Part Series: Check out Part 1: How to Worship God All Day: 20 Ordinary Ways

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In Part One I talked about 20 ordinary ways to worship God, and now, after a busy season of ball and summer, picking up extra hours at work, and sickness, I’m reminded of the importance of worshiping and drawing near to God more and more every day.

For the times I’m closest to God and more in contact with him throughout my ordinary day, are the days when:

  • The right thoughts or scriptures come to mind,
  • A text from a friend comes at just the right time,
  • Or I have an unexpected conversation

For we must arm ourselves so we can defend and stand for our God.

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

Ephesians 6:11 (NIV)
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So lets continue with 20 more ordinary ways to worship God

I pray you’ll find encouragement and strength in your daily walk with God so at the times you need God most you are protected with God’s full armor.

20 More Ordinary Ways to Worship God:

1. Set up a Zoom meeting with friends or attend a Zoom Bible study. (or in person)

However, Zoom meetings are great for more than business. For free you can have a conversation with long-distance friends and even conduct Bible studies with those same friends.

Because let’s face it, getting out of the house all in one piece with no tears is a victorious battle many days.

2. Smile

While this one may seem quite obvious, if you are more of a serious person like myself, I have to remind myself to laugh and smile. A simple smile is all the encouragement someone may need plus there is some truth to the saying of faking it until you make it.

From one of my favorite books:

Smiling for instance, tricks your brain into thinking you are happy, so it starts producing the neurochemicals that actually do make you happy.

The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor

3. Take time to really listen when a stranger talks to you.

This one is a tough one for me and I’m not saying you have to do this every time you go out. But if we take Jesus as our example, then I think we can see the many times he stopped to see a stranger:

  • Zaccheus (Luke 19:1-10)
  • The woman who touched his robes in the crowd (Luke 8:43-48)
  • The woman at the well (John 4: 1-42)

4. Have everyone at dinner or bedtime go around saying thanks and praises

This is one of my favorite things to do, though I don’t do it often enough. But even if your kids resist as mine do at times, I hope my kids will remember this simple practice with gratitude. And, as a bonus, you just may hear:

I’m grateful for you mommy, which always melts my heart.

5. Pay and/or Pray for a meal or coffee

Have you ever been a recipient of someone paying for your coffee or meal?

When my daughter was about 2 or 3 (and probably acting the stereotypical part), I was meeting a friend for coffee when the lady before me paid for my coffee. Maybe she just wanted me out of her way as soon as possible, but I was filled with gratitude.

6. Pray out loud in the car (if family or kids are present especially)

Praying out loud can be awkward, but one of the most important things we can do for our families is to speak God’s truth and love out loud.

So in the same way that I teach my kids to say thank you, I want to pray and talk about God in front of them so that they may know God.

7. Popcorn praying with your spouse

Similar to #6, but I believe one of the most important things we can do for our Christian marriages is to pray. And for our Christian lives for that matter. To know God’s will for our lives, we have to be in communication with him.

I’m not going to say I do this all the time or even some of the time. I’m about as imperfect as it gets. But the more we talk with God, the more we know Him.

I do know the times when my husband and I are more consistent with prayers is when we are the closest.

**Idea from the following: No More Perfect Marriage Playbook – Mark and Jill Savage

8. Color/Write out scripture

While I’m not a huge coloring person, I do love the idea; my mind just rarely sits still enough (but maybe that’s the point?)

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9. Get involved with a church ministry or volunteer organization.

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Matthew 20:20 (NLT)

10. Prayer journal

Of course, any old notebook will do. I’ve been caught using my daughter’s used school notebooks for a variety of things. Or you can even use your phone or a prayer app like PrayerMate.

11. Meditate on scripture

Find a favorite Bible verse and write and/or read it out loud, but a few resources that have helped me include the following:

12. Sit in silence

Similar to the above. But there’s something to say for sitting in complete silence. Even if only for five minutes. (If you’re a mom, five minutes of silence may be all you have).

I like to sit outside. (My kids don’t usually follow me). Wherever you can find five minutes of quiet will work, even if it’s in the bathroom, car, or your closet. (I have been known to hide in my closet on extremely stressful moments)

13. Sit outside and listen to nature

Be still, and know that I am God!

    I will be honored by every nation.

    I will be honored throughout the world.

Psalm 46:10 (NLT)

14. Honor God with your body

We live in a culture where any shaming of selves or others is as easy as typing behind a computer screen. (There are consequences behind your words on the screen, even if you can’t see them.)

But God made every creature, great and small and nothing he made can be called ugly.

At the same time, God gave us a body and by taking care of ourselves, we allow our bodies to be used to glorify God, whether that be:

  • Setting an example of how to love yourself to daughters and friends,
  • Using our feet to walk and share the good news,
  • Or using our voices to sing praises

15. Family devotional

You can simply open the Bible and pick a verse or book to talk about, or you can use any of the millions of resources out there to help guide your conversations.

I have yet to find some favorite resources myself, however, I thought the below article had some great ideas.

10 BEST FAMILY DEVOTIONS (TRIED AND TESTED!) (thehopefilledfamily.com)

16. Take time to answer hard questions. (even if you have to look up the information)

Have you ever noticed how your kids ask the hardest or most awkward questions right when you can’t talk about it?

Like, as my eight-year-old daughter is getting out of the car to go to school, I’m thrown questions like,

  • Why does God make people get sick?
  • Where will we go if you guys die?
  • Or why do I have to start my period?

Yup, I’ve gotten all these questions and more, and sometimes I can talk right then, and sometimes we have to circle back to it.

But do circle back, even if you have to tell Siri to remind you later. Our kids are going to ask these questions, and they do need to be addressed, and I don’t know about you, but I would much rather them come to me than anywhere else.

But those times are also reasons we need to be drawing close to God all the time, so that we may have the right answer when the time comes. Or at least know where to find it.

17. Say a prayer while folding laundry

Laundry is my kryptonite. I despise it and I’m always behind. But when I do this simple act of prayer, I find myself having more joy while doing the dreaded laundry. (I also find joy when I make my kids help. ;))

18. Pray over those who serve you while running errands or going to public places. (restaurants, store clerks, librarian)

19. Have a daily Christian calendar set out or make your own scripture cards.

Etsy Scripture Cards

20. Finally, Have a worship jar with all the above ideas and hide the jar in different places. (Printable to come soon). Sign up here to be notified first!)

Some of these ideas may be right up your alley, and some may seem ridiculous to you. You don’t have to do all of them but choose a few that work for you and try a new one, even if it pushes you out of your comfort zone.

There also may be seasons in life, where you can do more of one than another, and that’s okay. The point is that we are being intentional with our walk with God and continuing to learn and lean in closer to His power.

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As always, thanks for reading and if you enjoyed this post, I would appreciate your shares on social media.

You may also enjoy the following:

How to Worship God All Day: 20 Ordinary Ways, Part 1

10 Bible Verses for When You Want to Give Up (Free Printable) (unfadingbeautyandstrength.com)

9 Simple Ways to Honor God with Technology

Gods Power: 3 Incredible Examples from the Bible that Show Gods Power (unfadingbeautyandstrength.com)

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