Friday, March 6, 2009

Live to Worship

I am having a hard time believing that it is only 9:00 in the morning. I was awake at about 4:15 (still not feeling the greatest), but it did give me an opportunity to read Daniel 6. And for some reason after I was done I was able to sleep. Peace from Daniel in the Lion's Den. . .oh well, it works for me just as much as the fiery furnace I guess. :-)

I just spent time on two Caring Bridge Sites for two little baby boys that need prayers. Baby Xavier was born at 29 weeks and is now experiencing a brain bleed. I guess that is common in premature babies, but please add it to your list of prayers. Baby Drew was born with a hole in his diaphram. He is having surgery on Tuesday. It is so sad to think of two moms that can't just wrap their arms around their little ones whenever they want and hold them. However, I know that Christ's arms are wrapped around them right now and he is blessing them.

"And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them." Mark 10:16

I could use a few arrows to heaven myself to get rid of this nasty cough and sore throat before I lead worship on Sunday.

Whenever I am set to lead worship I always try to find one song as the foundation and pick the other songs around it. I was messing on the computer yesterday looking for songs. I had a few ideas, but it wasn't really coming together. Nadia had been begging me to come and dance with her. She had a CD case and she kept flipping in and out different CDs. When I finally caved and went out to dance with her, she put in a worship CD that I have had for years. As we were dancing a song came on called Live to Worship. I was sitting in front of the computer trying to figure out what to do and not getting very far. I gave in to dancing with my daughter and the song was right there. Here are the words:
A simple offering is all that we bring.
We give You our lives, claim You as King.
We are Your servants and before You we bow.
With every breath we make this vow.
We will live to worship, give you praise with all our hearts, for all our days.
Father we want to do what You created us to.
We will live to worship You.
Our every moment is a gift of Your grace.
We are all Yours, now and always.
More than just words, O Lord, the cry of our hearts is let our lives speak of how great You are.
You are Holy. You are worthy. You alone are deserving.
We will live to worship You.

Wow. All week I have been reading about grace and praying about grace and thinking about grace and there it was. Our every moment is a gift of Your grace. Isn't it amazing that we most often see God in our lives when we slow down and listen. Now this will be a new song. . .that is scary for a congregation. Hopefully everyone can just listen to the words and let them seep into their soul.

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