Thursday, March 13, 2014

With Everything, All the Time

Tomorrow my mom and I, along with two of my closest friends and their mom will be departing bright and early to make our way down to Atlanta, Georgia.

And with five girls this road trip will probably involve more bathroom breaks than driving.

We're making this trek to go see Kari Jobe and Rend Collective- both Jesus loving bands who worship Him beautifully. (If you need new music they both have new albums coming out in the next two weeks!)

I'm sure it's going to be a sweet time with friends.

But I'm more sure that when we're gathered with a couple thousand people at a church in Atlanta Jesus is going to show up.

I'm absolutely sure that He's going to move in our hearts and honestly, I couldn't be more excited about worshipping Him alongside some of my dearest friends!

Now, each morning I try to read A Holy Experience by Ann Voskamp.

And when I opened it this morning...well, you'll never guess the topic...

That's right. Worship.

He has such an amazing way of speaking right to us.

Anyway- I began to read and I was captivated by her perspective of worship.

"It can happen — worship is the essence of everything. Worship is giving back to God what He’s breathed into us.

Worship happens with your hands and your feet and your heart and your breath.

Worship isn’t only what we sing; worship is only everything. Worship isn’t the add on to the Christian life; worship, praise, thankfulness, is the only language of the Christian life.

Worship is the thank-you that your whole body speaks.

'You need to sense God’s greatness and to be moved by it — moved by who God is and what He has done for you. And this needs to be happening all the time.'

And you can feel it spreading in the chest, the burning for Him who’s worth the whole blazing cost, who’s worth laying down everything for the investing.

You can feel the burning in the heart — worship that’s this burning ruby ember lighting the walls of everything…. burning the way out to fly free."

I encourage you to read the rest here: A Holy Experience, March 13th.

After reading this I realized that I don't have to be with Kari Jobe and Rend Collective to worship Jesus(although it's going to be amazing). I can be at my desk or on the couch or sitting on my bed.

Because He is everywhere waiting for me to worship Him with my whole being.

Soak in His Presence with the newness of coming spring.

I pray He creates in me a heart hungry for worship of Him...

A worship that needs to be happening all the time. 


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