Write to Worship

“You should write a book about your life,” many people tried to encourage me years ago. Yet, these words made me cringe. Why would someone want to hear my story?

ID: Paige smiling while looking at word “awesomeness” in large font on a TV screen.

From my perspective, my story is nothing. I hadn’t lived my whole life yet. At the time, I hadn’t even gotten a diagnosis. What point is there to tell my story? For many years, I put this idea aside.

Over time, I challenged myself to put myself in other people’s shoes and understand how my story can encourage, inspire, and make a difference in others’ lives. I felt God lay on my heart to write my story and share all He has done for me.

In the early stages of writing my memoir, I wrestled with the pain and emotions that arose. I learned a lot about myself and shared some of my deepest experiences; expressed my hurts and joys. Truth be told, I didn’t like to write about my life. However, when I poured out all the struggles I had endured in my life, I saw God’s hands weave my pain and joy together into one great thread. Writing became one of the ways I worship the Lord. As I write, I am humbled with praise, worship, and gratitude.

Despite the obstacles I face, God is full of wisdom. When I lift my voice to Christ through my writing, I am graced with His wisdom and plan. I am amazed how God can do anything through our worship, even through writing.

Many of us have different ways we worship: music, serving, giving, art, and more. God can use all forms of worship to teach us amazing lessons and reveal His sovereign plan.

I welcome you to share, how do you worship the Lord?

Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1 NIV


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