Friday, February 1, 2008

Breathing the Breath

I was in my car today listening to worship music when this song came on called "Breathing the Breath" by Matt Redman. These lyrics always get me thinking...

We have nothing to give
That didn't first come from Your hands
We have nothing to offer You
Which You did not provide
Every good, perfect gift comes from
Your kind and gracious heart
And all we do is give back to You
What always has been Yours

Lord, we're breathing the breath
That You gave us to breathe
To worship You, to worship You
And we're singing these songs
With the very same breath
To worship You, to worship You

Who has given to You
That it should be paid back to him?
Who has given to You
As if You needed anything?
From You, and to You, and through You
Come all things, O Lord
And all we do is give back to You
What always has been Yours

Everything we have comes from God, including the breath we breathe. God gave us life, gave us breath, and then bought us back from the lost state we were in so that we could use that same breath He gave us to worship Him. It's ironic, but true, God desires our worship...yes, even though He created us, and even though everything we give Him is His already, and even though every song we sing is using the breath that He gave us, yet still, He desires our worship.

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship." (Romans 12:1)

Take a moment if you will, and post a comment about this post. I'm curious if these lyrics strike anyone else in anyway?

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