Last Sunday we had a guest worship leader come help us out with worship because part of our church staff, including our worship leader, is visiting Israel right now. Our guest worship leader, Jacob Lowery, was the original worship leader when our church started. (The above photo is of Jacob and my hubby the drummer under the blue stage lights at church.) But after many years, God called Jacob and his family to Nashville to play professionally. He now plays bass for Michael W. Smith. Yeah.
Everyone always loves having this guy back. He is part of our church family to those who have been around since when he was here. And he always brings new worship songs. Well, new to us worship songs. Do you ever have a song that just gets ya? Well, Jacob brought this new-to-me song for us to sing for worship on Sunday. Matt Redman’s Here For You.
The lyrics are so prayerful and worshipful and raw:
“To you are hearts are open. Nothing here is hidden. You are our one desire. You alone are holy. Only you are worthy. God, let your fire fall down.”
Another part says:
“We welcome you with praise. Almighty God of love. Be welcome in this place. Let every heart adore. Let every soul awake. Almighty God of love. Be welcome in this place.”
I woke up yesterday morning singing this song and went straight to my keyboard (I barely play piano) and started playing and singing this song: “Be welcome in this place.” As I was singing I was thinking/praying…in me, in this house, everywhere I go, be welcome. What an amazing way to start the day, welcoming Him to be in everything. Then it goes to “let every heart adore, let every soul awake…” and I was thinking of all the people I love that don’t call upon the name of Jesus. I had such a powerful moment of intercession as I sang and worshipped. And this song has rung loud in my head since we practiced it on Saturday. Maybe you’d love it too.
For those of you who love Jesus and for those of you who don’t. I hope you find Him here in this place. In this blog. In me. In this song. Most importantly, that you find Him.