I was a bit out of sorts this morning. I won’t go into the details, but I had a bad dream last night and when I awoke, my soul was troubled and I was very anxious. When that happens I go into problem solving mode to figure out how to get myself out of the funk I am in. I just wasn’t sure who I was supposed to be today, or what I was supposed to do.
So as He will at times, God took my head and my heart to a comfortable and warm place. A place where I think a lot clearer. Can you guess where he took me? Here — I’ll give you a hint of the words that ran through my mind and you can guess it for yourself:
Before the day, before the light, before the world revolved around the sun. God on high, he stepped down into time, and wrote the story of His love for everyone. He has filled our hearts with wonder so that we always remember that you and I were made to worship, you and I are called to love, you and I are forgiven and free. When you and I embrace surrender, when you and I choose to believe, then you and I will see — who we were meant to be!
So where do you think God took me? He took me to song, and therefore right into worship. Did you recognize the lyrics to Chris Tomlin’s song, "Made to Worship"? It was just what my heart needed this morning to refocus me and take me on into this day to continue my purpose — to worship Him.
So this morning I want to pause and say thanks. I want to say thanks to all those people in my life that have led me into worship with song. Thank you to people like Chris Tomlin who writes such great songs, but on an even more personal note, thank you to all our Chapel musicians. You do indeed take my heart and lead it closer to Jesus every time you take up an instrument or a microphone. Even when I fail to follow the lead you are giving, thank you for taking the effort to lead me closer to Jesus. It counts in my life, and in the lives of many others.
So how about you? Does song lift you up and lead you into worship? If so, tell your worship team so this week and sing out on Sunday like you never have before! Jesus does love a song, I am sure about that.