Have you heard the song by Matt Redman, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, from the CD Beautiful News? Listen to it below, it is track 9.
(I have removed the links that were here since they were not valid anymore. Sorry for the inconvenience. You should be able to find this on YouTube.)
It is a great song. When I hear this song it really moves me spiritually. The lyrics touch something inside of me. I was driving along the other morning and singing along to this and the words of the chorus really hit home with my desire to honor God.
The chorus: "You gave me this breath, And you gave me this strength, And every day I'll live to obey You. With all of my heart, With all of my soul; Let every breath I'm breathing display You God."
That is a quick summary of how I feel and what I want in my life. God gave me everything I have and I love Him so much I want to honor Him with it—even my breath. "Let every breath I'm breathing display You God." That is the desire of my heart. I don't mean to imply that I am perfect in any way—anyone who knows me knows that I am not. But, really, none of us are. If you get past my failures and mistakes, what I should and shouldn't have done to what is in my heart—it's to honor God with every breath.
The bridge also speaks to me: "So what am I going to do with this life You gave me? What am I going to do with this life? What am I going to do in these days you've ordained? What am I going to do with this life?" So, if this is my desire, to honor God with every breath then what am I going to do with the life that God gave me? If you read my last post you know that I have struggled with this over the years. The short answer is this: "Let every breath I'm breathing display You God." Or, let every action or word display You God. Whatever I do, let it honor You God.
As I have said before, the only way I am able to honor God is by the Holy Spirit living and working in me. It is not me doing the work—it is God honoring Himself through my submissive and humble life. See these previous posts for more: Honoring God, A Tree is Known by It's Fruit, and The Fruit of the Spirit.
I would like to hear your thoughts and comments about this post. How important is music in your worship?
God bless you real good!
The song "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made" was written by Matt Redman. Copyright information: Matt and Beth Redman ©2006 Thankyou Music (administered worldwide by EMI CMG Publishing, excluding the UK which is administered by Kingswaysongs.com)