Thinking about… worship

“Worship is the submission of all our nature to God.

It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness;

the nourishment of mind with His truth;

the purifying of imagination by His beauty;

the opening of the heart to His love;

the surrender of will to His purpose and all this gathered up in adoration,

the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable and,

therefore, the chief remedy for that self-centeredness,

which is our original sin and the source of all actual sin.”

 William Temple

Tim Timmons- “Cast My Cares”

In the middle of the night
When worry finds me
In the middle of the fight
When strength is gone
In the middle of a fire
When fear is closing in
You are, You are my song
You’re my hope, when hope is gone

(Chorus)
I will cast my cares on You the almighty
I will cast my cares on You ‘cause You’re good
I will cast my cares on You ‘cause You love me
You love me, oh because You love me

In the middle of the night
When worry finds me
In the middle of the fight
When strength is gone
In the middle of a fire
When fear is closing in
You are, You are my song
You’re my hope, when hope is gone

 

I will cast my cares on You the almighty
I will cast my cares on You ‘cause You’re good
I will cast my cares on You ‘cause You love me
You love me, oh because You love me

God of glory
You are able
Through Your power
To be faithful
God of mercy
Every moment
You are near to me
God of glory
You are able
Through Your power
To be faithful
God of mercy
Every moment
You are near to me

I will cast my cares on You the almighty
I will cast my cares on You ‘cause You’re good
I will cast my cares on You ‘cause You love me
You love me, oh because You love me

In the middle of the night

I’ll pray with confidence

In the middle of a fight

you’re greater still

In the middle of a fire

Your love is holding me

You are, you are my song

You’re my hope when hope is gone

Ellie Holcomb – “Anchor of Hope”

…read and listen…

Hebrews 6:

“Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgement.  And this we will do if God permits.

For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then fall away, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.  For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated receives a blessing from God.  But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned.

Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things–things that belong to salvation.  For God is not so unjust to overlook your work and the love that you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do.  And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.  For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation.

So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.  We have this as a sure and steadfast ANCHOR of the soul, a HOPE that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where JESUS has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”

HEBREWS 6 (ESV)

“I Breathe You In, God” – Bryan & Katie Torwalt

In midst of our busy lives, may we always remember to stop, rest in the Lord, and breathe in His presence.  May we feel the rise and fall of our chests… feel the breath that He provides.  It’s His breath that he gave to bring forth life, and it’s His breath that remains inside.

I hope that you will take the time to rest for just a moment, listen to this song, and be blessed through the reminder of God’s goodness and love in an involuntary action so taken for granted yet so necessarily–our very breathing.

The presence of the Living God
Satisfies the depths of my heart
And all of me I changed when you came
And I’m made free by Your glory and grace

I breathe You in,God
‘Cause You are there all around me

I breathe You in,God
‘Cause You are there all around me

The brightness of Your love’s pure light
Pierces through the darkest of nights
And everything is possible now
For God is here
And God is good

I breathe You in,God
‘Cause You are there all around me

I breathe You in,God
‘Cause You are there all around me

And You are good, God
For You are good to me

For You are good, God

For You are good to me

And when I don’t understand
I will choose You

When I don’t understand
I will choose You, God

When I don’t understand
I will choose to love You, God

When I don’t understand
I will choose You

When I don’t understand
I will choose You, God

When I don’t understand
I get to choose to love You, God

 When I don’t understand
I will choose You

When I don’t understand
I will choose You, God

When I don’t understand
I get to choose to love You, God

For You are good, God
For You are good to me

 For You are good, God
For You are good to me

Its my honor

It’s my privilege
To worship You
To worship

For You are good, God
For You are good to me

For You are good, God
For You are good to me