When Worship Is More Than What Happens In Church

by | May 26, 2016 | Love God

Psalm 71 8

I love this time of year.

There’s just something about spring that brings me joy.

Maybe it’s the fragrances that fill the air, or the beauty that begins to bloom. Or maybe it’s the warmer temperatures, and the sunshiny days. Or it might even be because it’s the season that ushers in opportunities of relaxation, refreshment, and plenty of memory-making moments with friends and family.

I find spring also points me to my Creator, as I can visibly witness His glory through His creation. His magnificent, awe-inspiring, splendor-filled glory.

The heavens are telling the glory of God; they are a marvelous display of his craftsmanship. Psalm 19:1 TLB

I can’t help but be awe struck. I can’t help but worship.

This year, however, I’ve been doubly-blessed. I was able to experience spring twice.

Last weekend my husband and I spent the weekend in northern Michigan bicycling. Spring is already in full bloom here in Iowa, but in northern Michigan, it’s just emerging. There, buds were appearing on tree branches, where here, our trees are already filled with tiny leaves. There, daffodils were just opening, where those in my garden are but a memory. There, the tulips were in full-bloom, and were breathtaking. Those in my garden bloomed three weeks ago. The fragrance of lilacs and cottonwoods filled the air. Most of those here are past their prime.


Experiencing spring twice this year has been nothing short of a tremendous gift of blessing and joy to this heart of mine.

That’s not to mention experiencing it all on a bicycle. Friend, let me tell you, there’s nothing like taking in God’s creation, almost in slow motion, on the back of a tandem bicycle. I am able to see life in a different perspective, as I’m a captive audience. I get to soak in God’s creation as I peddle. I am able to share the surrounding wonder and beauty with my husband as we go. And snap a pic or two or twelve.

Who would have thought worship could happen on the back of a tandem bicycle?

Worship on a bicycleOur worship of God doesn’t always have to happen in a church setting, does it? Sure, gathering together in corporate worship is wonderful and encouraged. But, we can worship wherever we are. Even on a bicycle.

My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long. Psalm 71:8 NIV

Friend, what causes you to praise your Creator? In what untypical place or environment or situation or activity do you find yourself drawn to worship God?

Worship away. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, we have reason to praise our Creator.

May our lives be one continual act of worship.

Blessings to you!




Linking up with Suzie Eller and friends for #livefreeThursday. It’s a great day to live free!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thanks, Andrew. I appreciate your presence here always. Praying you feel God’s presence today!

  1. Cindy

    I love this! Spring inspires worship in me too! My new grandson has created in me a new sense of worship this year! To be reminded of the miracle of a new little person and to see Him in every nuance of him has just filled my soul with praise! I’m intrigued at the thought of worshipping on a tandem bike! Just might have to try it myself! Thanks Julie! #livefree Cindy W.

    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Cindy! I can only imagine how your grandson has changed your perspective of life. What a gift! He sounds precious! Congratulations! May you continue to see life through his little eyes and continue to praise our Father as you do. Thanks so much for stopping over and sharing. Have a blessed day!


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