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The Heart of Worship

When my son was a toddler, I played Christian praise and worship music in my car while we did everyday tasks.  He got used to hearing certain songs and had several that he really enjoyed hearing.  His favorite song was, “Here I am to worship.”  When it played, I glanced at him in my rear view mirror and would watch him sitting in his car seat lifting his hands and singing as hard as he could along with the song.  It always melted my heart, brought tears to my eyes and a smile upon my face.

This morning I was reminded of that time once again.  My son, who is now twelve, was sitting behind me in church.  At  the end of service and the worship leaders were  singing a worship song.  I heard my son sing along with the music and he was singing with the same strength that he did when he was little.  I smiled and teared up.  I only hope that he will continue to sing praises to God. 

It made me think.  What does God think when we worship him so purely?  I would imagine it would bring him the greatest joy and pleasure.  As an earthly parent, it makes me beam with joy to hear him sing.  What does it do for God to hear us sing to Him with such pleasure?  I know it has to make him smile, it’s music to his ears.  It’s what He longs for.  He wants the transparency of his creation to come and enter into worship.  In the bible, it says that David was a man after God’s heart.  Why? Because he sang praise to His father, he cried out with song.  He was transparent with God.  In his music, he would sing what he felt.  He was honest with his Creator. 

My prayer is that I remember that God wants to hear me sing, he wants to see me raise my hands to Him, and we wants me to be transparent. This is a gift fit for the King.

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2013 in Writing

 

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Storm Brewing

storm

The trees sway to the music of the wind.

The rain falls in sheets

upon the soft green earth.

Pitter, patter…….

Shhhh…..

The sky grumbles.

A heavy shower slides off the rooftops

while lightning dances in the atmosphere.

Mist kisses my face as I stand on the porch

listening to the symphony of the storm.

I wonder how long it will last.

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2013 in Writing

 

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Love Always

It’s the softness of your lips

And your hand upon my hips.

The twinkle in your eye

Hearing you sigh.

The strength of your embrace

A sweet smile upon your face.

The way you say my name

sets my heart aflame.

Having you as the love of my life

makes me one blessed wife.

 

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2013 in Poetry

 

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