So here are some wise words from someone else:
First, we don’t have to look away from the world to worship. This is
good news since we all, of necessity, have to pay a good deal of
attention to the world in order to live here. After all, the world is
our address. If I can pay attention to the world and to God at the same
time, I can turn more of my life into worship—potentially, all of it. I
can have my devotions at work, at the movies, at the ballpark, at the
gym, or during my commute. I don’t have to stop what I’m doing to focus
The above comes from another John Fischer devotional (can you tell how I eagerly await these emailed devos each day of the week?). He was asked by readers why he quotes from the likes of Woody Allen or from certain Hollywood films in a devotional, and he writes very eloquently about it, as the above excerpt suggests.
It caused me to think about the conversion of Brian Welch of Korn. Hey, I don’t know the rock group Korn from a hole in the ground, but I have enjoyed reading about what’s happened to him on blogs like From the Morning. (There are several posts about this at FTM, so I’m linking to the blog rather than to a particular post.)
Let’s not be afraid of the world. Jesus came to save the people in it. Let’s make our lives a devotional to God as we move among those He loved enough to die for.
In the grip of His grace,