Thursday, October 10, 2013

31 Days: Meaningful Worship: Lead Me to the Cross


Via 
Can I be honest with you guys? Sometimes I lose sight of what really matters. Sometimes I take my focus off of God and start to forget why I am really here. Sometimes I forget that God is the is the center of my worship not all the other things in this world. 

Sometimes I just mess worshiping up. 

Thankfully we have a God who is forgiving and teaches us lessons through our mistakes. Thankfully we have a God who loves us regardless of the true messes we really are. Trust me, I can be a complete mess most of the time. 

The song we are looking at today helped me bring the focus back to where it really needed to be, on God.

Today we are looking at Lead Me to the Cross by Hillsong United


Savior I come
Quiet my soul remember
Redemption's hill
Where Your blood was spilled
For my ransom
Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost


[Chorus:]

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross


You were as I
Tempted and trialed
Human
The word became flesh
Bore my sin and death
Now you're risen
Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost


[Chorus]


To your heart
To your heart
Lead me to your heart
Lead me to your heart


[Chorus]


The first verse is asking that God would help prepare us for worship. That he would quiet our soul and draw our attention to the holy sacrifice that was given on our behalf. I find it hard to quiet my soul. I get all sorts of wound up and my brain is going a mile a minute. I appreciate this plea to God to just give me rest from all that. Life just seems so much more peaceful and calm when all is still and my focus is where it should be. When we focus on God everything we once thought was valuable is as dirty rags.

 

In the chorus, we plea that He would help us to maintain our focus on Him. That we are humbled and brought to our knees in front of our all loving God. We surrender ourselves, we long for him to teach us to be selfless. I can be self absorbed guys. I cant worship God when I am in that state. I have to literally beg him to help me separate myself from my human inadequate self. Praise the Lord that he is more than capable of doing that! 


I find that once my focus is where it should be everything else fades away including myself. Guys its the best and most amazing place to be. I hope you get to experience this if you have not already. Everything is much clearer in this place: I can finally see simple truth. We are all here for one purpose, and thats to love others and tell them about our God. Thats it. Its rejuvenating to remember that.


The reminder in the second verse always gets me. Jesus was just like us. He was human, tempted, tried, and crucified. There are over forty four prophecies relating to the Messiah in the old testament. Every single one of these prophecies came true. Jesus was the living word as supported below:


"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." ~John 1:14
Here is one of the many things that made Jesus different than all of us. He rose from the grave! Hallelujah! 


When it all comes down to it, God is what matters. Worshiping Him is my purpose. I want nothing more than to be lead to His heart day after day after day. I am not perfect in any way shape or form. I am a terrible mess. He still comes back for me everytime. He draws me near and brings my attention back to what matters, Him. 


Love Always,
Alix 


2 comments:

  1. I am having one of those days where I am having a hard time just getting into it. I needed to read this because my focus has not been where it needs to be for a few days, which is why I am feeling the way that I am. Great reminder! XOXO

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  2. Pam you are the best! I am so very blessed to know you. I have been having a few weeks like this but God is so so so good. He pulled me out of it and I am so glad He now has my attention. XOXO

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