Thursday, September 9, 2010

Worship Wed a Day Late

I did not get to post yesterday because the day got away from me.  I wanted to welcome all my new followers.  Each one just made my day and I can't wait to get to 100!  I love that people are reading what I write.  I really started this blog as an outlet for my thoughts.  But I also want it to be an encouragement to others.  Maybe someone can identify with my struggles of being a wife and mother.  Or just be encouraged that they are not a crazy as that lady. haha Or if  just I make someone just laugh, I have served my purpose.  I love all of the comments and promise to read through your blogs too.  It was an exciting day for several reasons.  Madie was finally well and we got out of the house! Praise the Lord it was a long 7 days!!!  I got to start my new Ladies Bible study.  I had to miss the 1st week because Madie was so sick.  I also woke up yesterday morning and checked my Mary Kay website and found my official congratulations on becoming a director.  I got my official unit number and got to order my suit!!!  It was so exciting.  I was on the phone with my best friend Susan at the time and litterally squeeked in her ear!  Then we went to tour Darin's store and have lunch! It is official! The same week I became a MK sales director Darin became the newest GM in his area for Whataburger! We have struggled for so long working, waiting, praying for a break through.  We were both at our breaking point with weariness and ready to give up.  God blessed us abundantly and all at once.  There was no trickle in of the blessings! It was a tidal wave! We are so excited! 
I wanted to share a new worship song that was sang on Sunday.  I love my church so much! One of the things that I love the most is, that instead of diving the church over worship wars they just created another service that is at the same time as the traditional service.  It is for those of us that want to worship with a live band and more modern music.  We get the benefits of the established church with all of it's structure and the different ages that make up the beauty of the body, but are not sacrificing what our hearts love in worship.  This week some of the teens and college students led us and it was awesome! The last few weeks worship has been so alive.  It has overwhelmed me and consumed me.  As we are singing I has such a deep desire to hear the crowd breakout in thunderous applause.  Now don't get me wrong, there is a time for reverence and quiet.  I would never want to lose that.  But there are times to dance and cheer.  To celebrate and just give thunderous applause to the Great and Mighty King who sits on the throne.  The God who has overcome the world for us.  It is like a battle cry to the enemy that we will follow this King to the ends of the earth into victory.  Despite anything that comes against us we will cry out our allegiance and raise His banner high.  Like the thunderous applause that erupts during a football game when your team takes the field.  Fans go crazy! Or a rock star or when a celebrity take the stage to thunderous applause.  Our God deserves more applause than we would or could give to anyone else.  Like in The Lion King when the animals bow down in reverence and then break into thunderous applause for the birth of the new king.  That scene made me cry in the theater because it was such a picture of how we should worship.  The last two weeks I can feel it begin to break out but no one wants to step out and draw attention to themselves.  I yearn to just hear it erupt through the worshipers and not be contained.  When the people of the Lord come together and worship the Lord and celebrate all that he has done.  I don't mean the cheesy slow motion clap from teen 80's movies that breaks out into cheers.  But just to be singing to God and thanking him for who he is and it can not be contained.  Because he is a Great God, and a Victorious King of Glory!  The song breaks out almost into a shout as they just cry out.  It is not the best recording of the song. But see the massive crowd respond to worship and cry out to God. It brings tears to my eyes just watching the video. 

Psalm 100

SHOUT for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.


Crystal said...

YIPPIE!!! So happy that Maddie is all better! Happy that you got promoted and Darin has his own store!!! God is GREAT!!!! I am sooo happy for ya'll!!!! Praise God and bask in His glory!!! What a great testimony to His love!!!

Jenny C said...

Love love love this song! Wonderful post! I think that's what Heaven is like to..but with much more people praising Him.