Today we are talking about worship.
Worship sounds crazy, right. Nevertheless, worship brings freedom, and giving thanks brings perspective.
Let us define worship.
Worship is more than a song. Worship is being honest. Worship is talking to God and listen to Him. Worship is obedience. (Oops, I just said a bad word)
We worship with our lives.
As a child, I thought worship was an endless song that could barely keep my attention. I picture heaven with pews in white clouds, a worship band on stage, me yawning, wondering when it would be over. I was wrong. As I grew closer to Christ, I understood what authentic worship is.
Three weeks after my daughter died, I rushed to Church and showed up in the middle of worship. As I entered His presence with wet hair and no make-up, showing up truly as I was, broken and sad, I worshiped with a fierceness I did not have prior. I worshiped with abandon because I needed it. I needed to sing about God’s goodness because, in my tragedy, I was experiencing His goodness. For the first time, worship wasn’t dull. I didn’t want it to end. I felt the presence of God all around me, and it set me free.
God is good. He is blameless and Holy. With my hands lifted high in the honestly of my broken heart, I knew that His victory gave me a future. Jesus’ victor gave my stillborn daughter a future because, at that moment, I realized she was not dead but pass from glory to glory.
Honestly, I could stop here, but I won’t.
Even though there are many ways to worship, today’s goal is to worship with music and thanksgiving
In your desperation, find a song that speaks to your soul. Cry out to God and worship Him. Do this as often as you can. Clear your mind of your troubles, fears, sadness, and allow God to wash over you in peace.
Here is s a list of a few of my favorite worship songs:
- Reckless Love by Cory Asbury
- Raise A Hallelujah by Bethe Music
- See A Victory by Elevation Worship
- So Will I (100 Billion X) by Hillsong United
- Prince of Peace by Hillsong United
Always meditate on scripture. There is a beautiful story in the bible about how worship sets us free.
Acts16:25 says, “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundation of the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came to lose.”
Until next time.
Disclaimer, I am not a therapist or doctor. If you are considering hurting yourself or others, please seek medical attention. This advice and may not work for everyone.