Saturday, February 23, 2008

Living for your Glory.

Today I went to a worship conference at Rock Harbor called "worship central." It was created and hosted by Tim Hughes and Al Gordon from New Song church in London. It was incredible. Not only were the teachings and workshops great, but the worship was awe-inspiring. For the last set, Tim and Al led together and they had the entire room tuned in to hear from God. Can I just say that the English know what it means to worship. One of the last songs they did was a new song of Tim's called "Living for Your Glory." It is off of his new album "Hold Nothing Back." It was one of ther greatest times of worship that I have had in a long time. I was able to learn so much about what it means to worship and what it means to lead worship. I could go all day telling you about the things I learned, but I wont. If you want to know then please ask and I will tell, but the real purpose of this blog was to post the song's lyrics. If you dont have the CD and want it, I can get it to you. It is a beautiful song that holds so much sincerity and truth.


What good is it to gain the whole world
But lose your soul?
What good is it to make a sweet sound
But remain proud?

In view of God’s mercy
I offer my all

Take my life let it be everything, all of me
Here I am use me for your glory
In everything I say and do, let me life honour you
Here I am living for your glory

The road I’m on it leads nowhere
without you
And the life I live it finds meaning,
in surrender

In view of God’s mercy
I offer my all

Seeking first the Kingdom
Seeking first the Kingdom of my Lord
Seeking first the Kingdom
Seeking first the Kingdom of my Lord

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


So Canon Tallis (or just Taryn and I) have completed 2 1/2 song and we are pretty excited about it. We have spent the past few days ironing them out and we actually really like what we've got.
To branch off of that thought, I realized that the 1 1/2 songs that I started have practically the same theme: trusting God. I am guessing that it is because my life is so crazy right now that resting and trusting in God is all that I can think about.
Why is it so easy to get caught up in the things that really dont matter? Why cant it just be easy to say "Hey God, here is everything that I have. I know you will work it out." Oh yeah let me answer that one for you: We try to do things on our own. We all have our own little cases of OCD. We want everything to be perfect and find it hard to trust God in the end to make it that way. The more I write the more I realize how ridiculous I sound. Maybe I am alone in this, but all I know is that God really is perfect and really does have the perfect plan for my life. I see it unfolding already before my eyes. Now all I need to do is keep trusting (daily) and be still, which strangely, is one of the hardest things I will ever do.