Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Worship Focus: Only You by David Crowder Band

Music stirs my heart. People are moved to worship by a variety of means. For some, they can walk on the beach as the sun rises and be moved to a new level or worship. For others, it is being out in the woods all alone and the serenity moves them to worship God. Still others, it is reading a good book that lifts high the name of Jesus. I can resonate with all of these, but there is something in me that resonates when I am alone with a good worship song. I am normally moved to a deeper level of worship of my great God and savior Jesus Christ.

I have shared many worship songs often on this blog that have moved me. But today I want to start something that will only enhance those songs I post. I want to talk a bit about the song and why it resonates with my heart. I want to begin with a song that was released by David Crowder about 10 years ago called "Only You."

Take my heart, I lay it down
At the feet of you whose crowned
Take my life, I'm letting go
I lift it up to You who's throned.

And I will worship You, Lord
Only You, Lord
And I will bow down before You
Only You Lord

Take my fret, take my fear
All I have, I'm leaving here
Be all my hopes, be all my dreams
Be all my delights, be my everything

As I listen to this song, my heart is moved to a deeper level of resolve as I am committing my heart to the Lord. I desire my heart to have only one affection. I want Him to be all of my hopes, dreams, delights . . . my everything. I am laying everything else down to Him who is on the throne.

I need to sing a song like this from time to time to remind me of the singular devotion that He desires of me. I need to sing a song like this because if I am honest with myself, I don't always worship Him alone. I get caught up worshipping so many other people and things in my life that a song like this convicts me. As I sing it, I am moved to repent of my idolatry. I guess I sing this song as a prayer, that this is what my life would become.

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