Boldness

I’ve been obsessed with the song Oceans since the second I first heard it.

It’s not just a beautiful song, it’s a bold prayer.

{print designed for me by my amazing friend Kristin}

And the bridge lyrics:

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

I’m so passionate about the revelation that when we sing songs of worship, they aren’t just poetic words to pretty melodies.  We are lifting up prayers.

Next time you listen to worship, or sing it on a Sunday, be aware of the words you are singing.  God loves praises, but if you are just singing the words you see on the screen because everyone else is, you are very much missing the point.

There is power in our words.  Proverbs 18:21 reads:

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].

The life, praise, and worship we sing collectively with our congregation CAN carry so much weight.  As long as you realize what you are singing.

At our church, we often say, don’t let our worship simply be lip service.  The definition of lip service?

noun. : hypocrisy: an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction

Yikes.

Don’t worship, praise, or pray with lip service or hypocrisy.

Worship, praise, and pray with FREEDOM, BOLDNESS, and COURAGE.

(see what I did there?)

“In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear).” – Ephesians 3:12