Breathe

2 09 2013

Have you ever caught your breath in a moment of worship? His glory peeks over the horizon and, for just a moment, you can’t speak. His mercy overwhelms you, and you can do nothing but sink to your knees. His holiness whispers to your soul, and the only thing to do is cover your mouth. His love or power or grace takes you by surprise and the intensity of the moment compels you to bow in wonder.

Worship is the response of a heart that captures a glimpse of the eternal in the present. His nearness opens our eyes and readjusts our perspective. His power realigns what is possible in a world that is determined to show us our limits. Worship is the experience of stepping into His presence, offering praise, and walking away from the moment transformed.

Worship isn’t something that is relegated to Sundays. Worship flows from hearts that are sensitive to His presence, grateful for grace, and determined to be dependent. Our society encourages us to keep worship in a back drawer, something for Sundays or special occasions. Hearts committed to being like Jesus breath worship out like air. We draw in His blessings, His power, His mercy, His nearness, His peace, and worship flows out in response. Breathe in His goodness. Breathe out a word of praise.

My Jesus Resolution today is to make this a day of praise. I want to be especially mindful to let worship shape my perspective, praise align my priorities, and devotion define my direction. I long for worship to be as integral to my soul as breathing is to my lungs. When I am stressed or nervous or worried, I want the rising and falling of my chest to remind me to fall on my knees and raise my eyes to His face. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” – Psalm 150:6


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3 responses

4 09 2013
Laura Z. Sowers

This was wonderful, thank you, Casandra.

5 09 2013
Katy Penick

Love it Casandra! Thank you!

11 09 2013
Susie

Beautifully written. Thank you!

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