Monday, June 29, 2009

In all I do.....I honor You

Belinda here---

The title of this post are words of a song. The song is Amazing Love, written by Billy James Foote, performed by many including Chris Tomlin. The song is amazing (yes, pun intended!!)

One part of the song goes like this:

Amazing love, I know it's true
And it's my joy to honor You
In all I do, I honor You


I remember a few years ago, when we were attending a really big church and they had a big band and we rocked the church every Sunday. One Sunday they played this song, and I was singing along until the line:
In all I do, I honor You

Uh, what?
Really?
Do I?
This is what was flying through my head as my brain scanned the words before singing them.

I didn't sing them. I couldn't. It wasn't true.

Those are BIG words. Really BIG. I think of the things I think, things I sometime say and know they don't honor God. I try. I'm really trying a whole lot more than I was years ago. As Joyce Meyers says...I'm not where I need to be, but thank God I'm not where I used to be.

As far as life goes, I'm trying to do things that will matter. I hope my writing honors God. I hope my words to others honor God. I hope my actions honor God.

We sang this song in church today. We had a small attendance, probably 15? Our pastor said we were really worshipping God. We were singing really loud. It was awesome.
And when those really BIG words came on the screen?

I sang them.
I'm trying.

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the post. I think the sentiment is something many of us can relate to. Some days we can sing, we aren't where we should be. Other days we sing with all of our hearts, not because we are perfect, but because we are trying. I'm honored to know you!

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  2. Hey Lindi, thanks for that! It's a good reminder to focus on the 'why' we do what we do and the attitude behind it.
    I both appreciate and hate songs with lines like that. It sure gives the Holy Spirit lots of room to convict me - I first realize that half the time I'm a liar as I say the words; then I'm given something to strive toward!

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  3. You know, Lindi, so often we do sing along without even realizing what we're singing. I know I'm guilty. Often times I get so distracted in church and just go through the motions. When I catch myself doing that, I have to stop and pray that my focus will be on God and my worship genuine.

    Good points, girl!

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  4. It's great when the words of a song really grab you and make you think, and especially good when it helps you to improve your relationship with the Lord. Thanks for sharing this!

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  5. I know exactly how you feel. I'm forever asking myself if God was center in what I just said or did, only to be disappointed with myself.

    The best we can do is keep trying.

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  6. Nicki,
    I am honored to know you. You are an inspiration to all. And yes, we keep on trying.

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  7. Cindy,
    I know what you mean...you are singing along and wham! I'm listening to Matt Redman almost every day now. I LOVE his music. and the words--they are amazing. Just trying to live up to them.

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  8. Mindy,

    I do the put together the powerpoint for the service, so I get a heads up on what we're singing. Sometimes I listen to the songs on You Tube because I check the spelling that way, or if I'm not familiar with the song I'll You Tube it to get the breaks right. That is worship also. On Sundays I have to be paying attention, so sometimes I'm focused on that. But between getting the pp ready and the actual singing on Sunday, I get really good worship time.

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  9. Connie,

    God works in all ways, doesn't he!!
    He's amazing, true and faithful.

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  10. Eileen,

    We do keep trying. God loves us at all times. That knowledge keeps me going.

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  11. Music is how I learn and worship best. We sang some old hymns on Sunday and I was surprised at how much they still meant to me. I hear the verses of the Bible in them and they speak to me differently than when I read them silently.
    Angie

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  12. Ang,
    I do like hymns. When you hear the words of the Bible in song there's just something very special about that.

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  13. Lindi, waht a beautiful post. Now I've started my day with that song in my head!

    Thank you!

    Missy

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