One Word: WORSHIP
When the music fadesAll is stripped awayAnd I simply comeLongin' just to bringSomething that's of worthThat will bless Your heartI'll bring You more than a songFor a song in itselfIs not what You have requiredYou search much deeper withinThrough the ways things appearYou're looking into my heartI'm comin' back to the heart of worshipAnd it's all about YouIt's all about You, JesusI'm sorry, Lord, for the thing I've made itWhen it's all about YouIt's all about You, Jesus
We learn to worship in various ways and through the experiences along our journey. We go through seasons where worship is everything we think it should be, only to find ourselves in seasons where worship seems lacking. For me, that has certainly been the case as I have moved from a particular worship environment to its polar opposite in terms of musical style and content. I still struggle with this at times until I remember that it's not about me. Worship is about Jesus.
"God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth."-- John 4:24, NIV
Lord, as I embark on this journey of discovery in 2023, I pray for a deeper understanding of worship and a more intimate relationship with the object of my worship -- Jesus. Thank you for Your Word, the Spirit of Truth, and the privilege to even speak the name of Jesus. How I love you, Lord. Let my life praise You.