Sunday, August 12, 2012

You're Worthy of My Praise

One thing I've been thinking about lately is how much we (humans) try to make faith to be something about us.  I don't know if all cultures do this, but I know it occurs in the USA a lot.  Too often we choose a worship experience according to what it does for us, how it makes us feel.  Do we like the music?  Do we fit in with others in the congregation?  Do our children have enough activities available to them?  Are the sermons short enough so we don't get squirmy?  Is the service at a convenient time for me?

Perhaps all of those considerations are valid, maybe even important.  However, they should not be the ultimate consideration.  Worship, by definition, is about paying reverent honor.  We are to worship GOD.  Nothing is more important.  We are to show adoration and respect to God, creator of all that is.  We are to WANT to worship God just for being God!

Worship is not about us.  Worship is about God.  Worship turns our thoughts away from ourselves and toward the one who gives us strength, love, comfort and protection. When I heard this song on KLOVE, sung by Jeremy Camp, it reminded me that we worship God because he is the one worthy of our praise.

He IS worthy of our praise!  Worship is all about HIM.





You're Worthy of My Praise
(click on title to hear song)


I will give you all my worship

I will give you all my praise
You alone I long to worship
You alone are worthy of my praise



I will worship with all of my heart
I will praise you with all of my strength
I will seek you all of my days
I will follow all of your ways


I will give you all my worship

I will give you all my praise
You alone I long to worship
You alone are worthy of my praise



You are worthy of my praise


I will bow down and I'll hail you as king
I will serve you, I will give you everything
I will lift up my eyes to your throne
I will trust you, I will trust you alone



I will give you all my worship
I will give you all my praise
You alone I long to worship
You alone are worthy of my praise



I will give you all my worship
I will give you all my praise
You alone I long to worship
You alone are worthy of my praise



You are worthy, You are worthy
You are worthy of my praise



Oh, I will give you all my worship
I will give you all my praise
You alone I long, I long to worship
Well, you alone are worthy of my praise



You are worthy of my praise