Living in a college town has been such a great experience these past few years! I have loved not only the atmosphere, but also the strong college ministries the local churches we have here. I have been going to First Baptist Church Denton for the past year and God has taught me, molded me and stretched me in ways I never would have imagined!
Every Tuesday night we have our college night called Overflow Denton, and it is usually one of my favorite nights of the week! I haven’t been able to go to many this semester because of my homework and work load, so I was VERY excited when I saw I would get to go to it last night! And I’m glad I did because God opened my eyes to so many things.
A thousand times I’ve failed, still your mercy remains
Should I stumble again, still I’m caught in your grace
Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, your glory goes beyond all fame
During worship, we sang “Inside Out” which has always been a favorite of mine since it came out when I was in high school. I have always been so humbled by the love, grace and mercy God showed me when He opened my eyes to the Truth.My prayer every day is that God would be first and foremost in my mind; that His will would become my will and that I would be utterly consumed by Him.
Your will above all else, my purpose remains
The art of losing myself in bringing you praise
In my heart, in my soul, I give you control
Consume me from the inside out
Let justice and praise become my embrace
To love you from the inside out
Last night while singing, the phrase “the art of losing myself in bringing you praise” really stuck out to me.
What does it mean, to lose myself in bringing Him praise? I think it means that the more engrossed we are in Him, the more His thoughts, His actions and His words will become MY thoughts, MY actions and MY words.
We are called to die to ourselves; it is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me. (Galatians 2:20)
We are called to deny ourselves, take up our crosses and follow Him. (Luke 9:23)
My prayer tonight, and on in to the future, is that I become so in tune with the Holy Spirit that I lose myself by bringing praise to God. I mean… That is our ultimate purpose here on earth right? To bring glory, praise and honor to God. I pray that the Fruit of the Spirit be evident in me. I pray that God may be seen in this dark world. And that His glory will shine.