Yesterday morning we had an incredible time of worship. Over the past few months, it has been a challenge for us to get the congregation to engage in worship and not just be spectators. I have noticed that during our corporate fast that people are more focused on God and on the act of worship. The whole atmosphere really changed when we began to sing a song by Hillsong called ‘When I Think About the Lord” This is an incredible song. As I sang, I began to think about the all the things that He has done for me. The chorus opens up with “It makes me wanna shout, Hallelujah, thank you Jesus, Lord your worthy of all the glory and all the honor and all the praise.” He is the only one that is worthy of all the glory, honor and praise. We then went back to the chorus and sang it accapella. Our little 15 member choir sounded like a 100 member choir at that point. Each person was singing with all their heart, soul, and might to the Lord. It wasn’t about performance, it was a true, genuine awe of God and what He has done in all of our lives. I think if we all stop and think more about the Lord has done for us, we will worship Him out of a heart of thankfulness and not out of obligation.
I am thankful today for alot of things. First and foremost that I am a child of God and that in spite of all of what is going on the world today, I have a peace that passes all understanding. I am thankful for my family and the faith that they instilled in me from a child. I am thankful for my friends who are always there when I need them most. I am thankful to have a job and a job that makes a difference in people’s lives. I am thankful for each one of my kids that impacts me in their own special way. I am thankful for my church and the opportunity to learn and worship God each week. I was convicted the other day that I needed to be thankful every day, not just durning Thanksgiving. I heard this song on the radio and thought it was perfect for an occassion such as this. Oh yeah….I am thankful for each person that I have met by blogging whether it is in person or on line. My life has defintely been impacted for good!