Today's first classic hymn, posted by R Sebastian, is "On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand." This song is such a blast from my past and the memories that it evokes are good. But this morning, I pray we won't just enjoy the music or think back to the old lady in our childhood church that we'd watch as we sang this song, but we'd think about the words we're singing and discern truth from error in what we sing AND in today's messages in the Word and our interactions.
When I first heard this song live by Leeland, it became a favorite. "Lion and the Lamb" drips with biblical truth and imagery. When I sing it, my mind returns to the truth of the scriptures, to those allusions in the song, and that's what worship should be. When we worship we should go back to the timeless truths of God, what God has spoken and we can trust as authoritative, rejecting those unbiblical ideas we all too often have in worship today.
Extra hymn: I wanted to include Fernando Ortega's "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" because this is my site and I can do what I want! But seriously, when I get to worshipping, there is so much of me that just wants to continue. So after I started compiling this list of songs, they developed quickly and I had more than just a week's worth and wanted to add more. I hope it takes you into deeper and more regular times of worship!
So this morning after walking with my wife I realized that I hadn't put this to post immediately at 7:30am. Though I can't foresee the person who's wanting to get into this post before they start the day, I also know that I don't do this for the approval of people but for my own worship of the Lord because HE is WORTHY! And this is a banner day! Not only is it a day that the Lord has made, but God is still God and infinitely good to us. May today's music lead you into an entire day of worship, no matter your circumstances or serious conversations!
I'm setting these posts up to be posted at 7:30am so that all of us can start the day with worship on our minds, to suit up before the day's battles, and let God sustain us through the day's difficulties. Here are the songs:
I write to remember the lessons I learn as a Man, Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Pastor, and Friend. As I come to grips with the blackness within me, I am more appreciative of God's grace-filled grip. We all change in the seasons of life. This is my deep well...