Saturday, October 30, 2010

Complete Surrender

As I sit here preparing my heart to lead others into the thrown room of God through music in the morning, I think back to the first time I heard the last song in our set.

I was 14, sitting among about 5,000 teenagers in a dome in Georgia for an Acquire the Fire event weekend.  I had loved music my entire life, but had never experienced worship in song with that much surrender.  Never had I heard God speak so boldly to my heart through music before.  I was drawn with hundreds of others to the front of the auditorium, not to stand close to the front or to admire the singer, but to fall on my face in worship of a Holy God and say, "Here is all of me, God."

Ever since this moment, music has never been the same for me. Words sung or spoken are so important, but are even more so when it comes to saying or singing them to God.  If a song says, "I surrender all" shouldn't I check myself to make sure that I can mean those words with complete surrender before I start to sing them to the Living God?

With that being said, I have a challenge for you tomorrow at church.  Truly hear the words before you sing them tomorrow and check yourself.  Can you sing the words and mean them? If so, sing them with complete surrender.  Sit at God's feet and worship Him.

Before I end this blog, I feel the need to share the words to the song that drove me to my knees 13 years ago.

Lord, I Give You My Heart by Reuben Morgan 

This is my desire
To honor You
Lord with all my heart
I worship You
All I have within me
I give You praise
All that I adore is in You

Lord, I give You my heart
I give You my soul
I live for You alone
Every breath that I take
Every moment I'm awake
Lord, have Your way in me

Here is the link to Hillsong's version of the song if you would like to hear it.

1 comment:

  1. Sweet friend... Oh my goodness how I remember this song also. This blog post not only reminds me of the awesome holy moments we experienced together but also of your AMAZING voice and our many times singing in the back of a church van coming back from a long road trip. ;). This same year at Acquire the Fire was when God captured me heart completely. You and your family will NEVER know the difference you made in my life. Even though it has been WAY to many years since I have seen each of you, y'all are still some of my favorites!


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