Worship for me is not just about music, not just about emotions, and not just about verbal praise. It’s all of those things but much more. Worship for me is putting myself in the throne room of God, being right in the heavenly realms. It’s serving him as if I’m in heaven. It’s praising him as if I am in heaven. It’s loving him and others, as if I am in heaven.
I can only imagine what heaven will be like, and it is what I imagine that brings me to raise my hands, sing at the top of my lungs, and allow the emotions to fill my heart. It’s what I imagine that pulls me to serve him in truth and spirit. Lastly, it’s what I imagine of heaven that bids me to be as humanly close to Jesus as I can be with people, myself, and him. That is my worship.
Below are the lyrics to a song by Jeremy Camp, called “Beyond Measure” I can only give Thanks to God for everything I have in my life, and give him every ounce of credit for all of it. You can hear it on my MySpace profile.
The fog has finally cleared to see,
The beautiful life you
Well, I was going to link to a video of the weekend before Christmas service at our church, but they don’t have it on the website anymore. We now have to pay to see old services… I would like to know the rational behind that one. Anyway. My wife did a wonderful dance/sign language interpretation to Celine Dion’s “A New Day has come”, maybe I can get some video of it at some point. Anyway the words are great and you can apply it to the new year.
A new day has…come
I was waiting for so long For a miracle to come
Everyone told me to be strong Hold on and don’t shed a tear
darkness and good times I knew I’d make it through And the world thought I had
it all But I was waiting for you
I see a light in the sky Oh,
it’s almost blinding me I can’t believe I’ve been touched by an angel with love
Let the rain come down and wash away my tears Let it fill my soul and drown my
fears Let it shatter the walls for a new, new sun A new day has…come
it was dark now there’s light Where there was pain now there’s joy Where there
was weakness, I found my strength All in the eyes of a boy
see a light in the sky Oh, it’s almost blinding me I can’t believe I’ve been
touched by an angel with love Let the rain come down and wash away my tears Let
it fill my soul and drown my fears Let it shatter the walls for a new, new sun A
new day has…come
A new day has…come Ohhh, a light… OOh