We sing, glory to God, glory to God, glory to God, forever.
I’ve sung that line time and time again, and I never really put any thought into it. Sure I liked the song, the words were great, and the music was nice, but isn’t Worship to come from the heart and soul?
I might have sung these words because the guy running the Powerpoint had them up, or because the worship leader led us to that chorus, but is that reason to sing?
When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that’s of worth
That will bless Your heart
I’ll bring You more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what You have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You’re looking into my heart
Of course I was just led to those lyrics to another great worship song. Then again, I sang those words before and what does it really mean?
Recently I’ve come to realize that the things I do in church, in life, and in my alone time need to be done to glorify God, and nothing else. Singing those lyrics during worship time will mean absolutely nothing to God if they aren’t from the heart; and I’m not really sure I can claim that my singing is always of the best intentions. I may sing a song because the beat is cool, or the words are striking, but that is not reason to sing to my loving God.
Jesus is simply amazing. The sacrifice he laid down for all people is unlike any we will ever see for the rest of eternity. He saved us from inevitable eternal suffering apart from God so that we may live holy lives as we were created to do. We can glorify God in all we do each and every day. Reading through Ephesians tonight was refreshing after I’ve been chewing on this thought all week. I’m excited to apply this new-found appreciation for how I’m to live my life for God. This isn’t some ground breaking realization or anything, but it rings true that EVERYTHING I do must be to glorify God. This will require more work than I’m capable of, that’s for sure.
It’s all in God’s hands now. There really isn’t much else to do other than pray, live life to the fullest, and glorify God in all I do. It’s the least I can do for my Father in Heaven.