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Our last two sermons have been about worship. Just got back from tonight’s community group (we meet to talk about applying the sermon’s we hear on Sunday mornings). I don’t want to worship God at my work. I despise where I’m at, work-wise speaking. I am so closed off because it is such a hostile (and sometimes, deceptive) work environment and I can’t afford to continually expose myself to hurtful people. I used to think that I meditated on God’s stuff while working but I don’t. When I really concentrate I have trouble remembering Scripture. I have trouble thinking about the sermon during the week. My mind is so insanely undisciplined.

The bottom line is: I just don’t want to do the work necessary to worship God through my work. It is simply easier to just shut down, close myself off, go through the motions to survive the day and get the heck out of there. I could not see myself worshiping like this:

(Acts 16:22-25) The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

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