Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Opus 2024-020: Unexpected

I am frustrated because I have not lived up to my expectations.  Not only did I fail to become a cowboy or fireman, I didn’t become an NBA star either.

It occurred to me that I have lived up to God’s expectations.  He knows me better than I can know myself.  He knows what I am capable of.  When I get frustrated because of my failure to measure up to my goal of perfection or fulfill all my plans He just shakes His head and sends me a bit of encouragement.

He expected me to be a faithful husband and good father.  He expected me to worship Him in a living way.  He expected me to be a good example for my world.  His expectations tended to be generic and very similar in scope to those He has for you.  I never preached the sermon that changed the world or recorded the song that appealed to all generations but He has seen to it that I was on board for His plans.

Maybe I will be a star quarterback in eternity.  

Maybe not.

homo unius libri

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