We are home!
And I am dog tired!
But my heart is full. Really full.
I'm not even sure how to put into words all the things we experienced, learned, and heard at The Lift: Worship Collective.
Things Experienced: a relaxing road trip down...
Here are some things that Matt Redman shared that really resonated and stuck with me:
There's a lot of really good music out there.
The distinctive about worship is that it's
The People of God
In the Presence of God
Pouring Out the Praises of God.
There's never a time when you'll pour your heart out in worship and think later, "I sure gave a lot more than I got out of that. Worship is an encounter with a Holy God."
As I think about all the tasks and projects I do in life, none of them is what I want to be known for.
My anthem should be HIS praise...His GLORY should be my ONE desire.
As Chris Tomlin's new song puts it: We are here for YOU.
Matt Redman also gave an illustration of his children leaping out from hiding and jumping on his back. He said rather than being annoyed with the surprise or jumping out of the way of the leaper, he took it as a complement. His children know their dad and trust him to catch and carry them.
The same is true of our God. If we realized how big, able, powerful and in control God is always--that He's mighty to save and has a great big heart of love for us, we'd take the big leaps of faith because we'd fully trust Him.
There was so much more...
Things heard: powerful new lyrics...just buy Matt Redman's new CD coming out in June. You'll thank me! (and maybe even hear me...well, probably not!)