Attending church this past Sunday, we sang a song by Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin entitled “Here for You.” We’ve sang this song many times before, but this time it really spoke to me.
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‘Let our praise be Your welcome, Let our songs be a sign, We are here for You, we are here for You.’
The meaning of these words is not limited to we are here (at church) for God. The fact is: we are present, alive on this earth for God. It is for Him we live and breathe; any other desire or ambition is selfish and sinful. You may take offense to that, to which I caution you to consider why you are taking offense. Is it because you’ve realized that some of your thoughts, actions, desires and ambitions are not God-honoring?
Please don’t misunderstand me. Worship is not always singing. Worship can take many forms. For athletes, worship can be training and performing at your full potential. The question is, are you giving God the glory or are you taking it all for yourself? You are here for Him.
It has made me start to question my own ambition and purpose in writing. Are my efforts bringing glory and praise to the only One who truly deserves it or am I taking all the credit and glory?