"I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands." - Psalm 143:5

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I Worship

 

iworship"Faith is the heroic effort of your life. You fling yourself in reckless confidence on God. God has ventured all in Jesus Christ to save us. Now he wants us to venture our all in a life that can face anything it has to face without wavering....Again and  again, you will get up to what Jesus Christ wants, and every time, you turn back when it comes to that point until you abandon resolutely....Jesus Christ demands that you risk everything you hold by common sense--and leap into what He says....Christ demands of the man who trust Him the same reckless spirit....that is daring enough to step out of the crowd and bank his faith on the character of God." - Oswald Chambers


I Worship

I dance a simple step
of devotion
The celebration fresh
as morning dew

I waltz with a
world creator and
lend my voice to
the refrain of heaven

The painter of songs
echoes deep in
my soul chambers

There, from the twilight
of transformation

I worship

Jay Cookingham © July 2, 2003

I am a tired but proud father tonight; I am writing on fumes so I hope this post makes sense. After a round-trip of over 1400 miles (and 24 hrs on the road) my son Josh is at Huntington University in Indiana, it was quite a trip…in fact, 21 years in the making.

Huntington is a unique Christian School for it allows nonbelievers to attend there, even though it unashamedly promotes Christ as the only way. I find this fascinating since Josh has a gift for making friends and standing up for the truth of the Gospel…this part of his journey should be a daring adventure for sure. The adventure for his parents is letting go and trusting Father God in ways we never dreamed of. For me the process of letting go starts (and ends) with worship.

Faith is a huge part of worship in my estimation…trust, confidence, assurance…yep, they’re all in there. Worship is a wonderful expression of relational power…inviting us deeper into His presence to connect us with Himself. There is no one like our God and no greater adventure than pursuing that relationship.

We sang this powerful song at a dedication ceremony for the incoming students at Huntington and it’s a declaration of faith in our God. It’s a releasing type of song for me as well.

Enjoy the adventure, Jay


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