When we worship, we tell God’s story back to Him. We sing and declare praises of who God is and what He has done.
It’s only when our peace, or, our word, is accepted that we continue to do the work. Only the, do we speak grace and peace into them. We tell them the good news of Jesus. We offer hope.
We are called to evaluate our traditions, and this specific challenge is part of being an obedient disciple.
Perhaps gratitude is, like birding, both discipline and grace.
Psalm 29 is a psalm of pure praise and worship that magnifies the God of insurmountable power who is Creator and continues to lord over His creation.
Your gifts and abilities matter, your contribution to the common good is uniquely yours.