i’ve been thinking more and more lately about the idea of writing worship, and how that might look as an expression of my relationship with god,
it’s honestly a little bit daunting, as i can barely structure my own prayer in a way that i feel is honoring,
and i often find myself lost in the mass of thought that comes along with the amount of awe that i need to express to god, and the expanse of my soul that is burdened, not only by my own misdoings, but by the wonder that is christ, and just how infrequently i consider that,
i become lost in how to express everything in words, and the thought of “what if i didn’t cover something”,
never before until recently have i really considered and grasped the idea that, even if i completely devoted my life to prayer, daily, and consistently, i would never be able to express my thankfulness for the glory, power, majesty, compassion and love of god, and i would certainly never be able to word it in just the right way,
so i guess when you try and marry the idea of worship, with the idea of lyricism, songwriting, and the harmony of melody and word, it becomes a big task to express worship in song,
but i think it can also be quite simple,
because just as much recently, as i end up stopping in the middle of doing pretty much anything, because i recall something i need to give over to god in my day, i think when we approach the idea of writing a song to attempt to express our gratitude to and please the everlasting lover and creator of this world, we should be thinking in much the same way,
approaching it daily, being still before the lord, and continuing to express those thoughts, those unnecessary anxieties and concerns, laying them at the foot of the cross and finding our hearts and minds renewed in the love and incomparable peace of the lord.
something that has really played on my heart in the past week is the idea of the love of god, that we enter into a spirit of sonship with the lord, and by christ we call the lord our god, creator - father.
how beautiful a father, how humble, that he would love us, as his children, dearly loved as his own son, Jesus, whom he sacrificed on our behalf? how wonderful are you god!
so while the idea of devoting my entire life to prayer and service, continuously trying to get everything out and constantly considering the love and majesty of god, and how i could ever get it all out in my short time here, may have once been daunting,
i am now beginning to see, how there really is no better way to spend my life, than to attempt to live in thanksgiving to christ, embracing that love and grace, giving thanks with my life and attempting to express that in the words that i speak, both to others and the lord.
i will continue to consider how to approach worship, and the way to express my thoughts for the lord,
just as much am i daily changed by the renewing of my mind, spirit and heart by the lord and his word.
we serve an amazing god, and i am daily thankful for the way in which he is sovereign, completely beautiful, and eternally loving. we have a good god.
Philippians 4:4-9, NIV,
”4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”