The words of a well know praise song by Tim Hughes have been ringing in my heart for days.
Here I am to Worship – Worship is not about me. It is about God.
Here I am to bow down – Time on my knees is necessary to reminding me of my position as a Believer. Although I am much loved by the Holy One I am not Him.
Here I am to say that You’re my God – There can be no other god in my life. This includes stuff, people, pets, food, clothes…That is not to say I’m not to have it but whatever in my life is taking His place, has to go.
You’re altogether lovely – You have allowed me to discover You in the beauty of ALL Your creation.
Altogether holy – Completely set aside for Your plan and not able to be less than who You are.
Altogether wonderful to me – You have forgiven, provided, and sheltered me throughout my life.
James 4:8 says “Come near to God and He will come near to You.” When I am worshipping and get distracted guess who moved? During our times of worship we are to be totally focused on God. Our fervent prayer needs to be that all the distractions, noises, and voices around us are silenced, for us personally, so God will be the center of attention. His greatest desire is that our relationship with Him will be our greatest desire.
Ah, Lord, God You are my Light, my Life, my Salvation, my Joy, my Hiding Place, my One and Only. You have given me the beauty of Your creation to know You. I praise You. I honor You. I worship You. You are all that really matters. Amen