Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Heart Of Worship!

I've always really enjoyed this song, but there was one line that made absolutley no sense to me.
"I'm sorry, Lord, for the thing I've made it." It drove me crazy because to me, it was gramatically incorrect- until I heard the story behind the writing of the song....

So at this church they decided to stop have worship for a while. They would sing and spend time in prayer and meditation, but there would be no musical instruments. It was to teach them that worship has very little to do with music and more with intimacy with God. It  was during this time that that song was written. What that line I did not understand meant was that, we have made worship a thing and have not viewed it as the an encounter with God... And just like that, It made sense- like those pictures that you don't understand until you take a step back and BAM- you're looking at the Mona Lisa!

So let's not make worship just another thing we do at church. Let's come back to the heart of worship where it's all about Him!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I Am

This is a poetry excercise I did with my grade nine's but first I did it myself and this is my result...

I Am
I am loud and vibrant.
I wonder when my day will come.
I hear beautiful music.
I see smiling faces.
I want to be needed.
I am loud and vibrant.

I pretend I can fly.
I feel the city's pulse.
I touch everything.
I worry about being alone.
I cry for what could have been.
I am loud and vibrant.

I understand that it's not so simple.
I say let's embrace the compelxities.
I dream about guitars.
I try to see everything.
I hope this one is it.
I am loud and vibrant.