Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thoughts on "Our God"

This weekend at Granger Community Church, we launch our How to Wreck Your Life series.  It's basically a series on how running after "idols" can literally ruin your life.  Rob is teaching and will cover the basics of how God desires to be absolutely FIRST in our lives.

The song lyrics of Chris Tomlin/Matt Redman/Jonas Myrin/Jesse Reeves' song "Our God" are:

Water you turned into wine, opened the eyes of the blind
there's no one like you none like You!
Into the darkness you shine out of the ashes we rise
there's no one like you none like You!

Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.

As we sing the lyrics, "God, You are higher than any other," this is a dangerous set of words to sing.  If this is in fact, not just words on our lips, but the meditation of our hearts (Ps. 19:14), then we are called to live as if it were true.  If Jesus is higher than ANY other, what is the impact on my day to day?  How do I spend my time?  How do I spend my money?  What are the moment to moment thoughts in my head?  

He is a jealous God, but certainly jealous with good reason.  It is for our own good that He desires us to love Him.  When Christ is seated on the throne of my life, there is peace through trial, joy through pain, hope through suffering, and the list goes on (Isaiah 61:3).

The truth in all of this is that left to our own devices, we are COMPLETELY unable to do ANY good thing, much less give up the idols that can seem comfortable.  But through Christ, we know that all things are possible.  Love to hear other people's thoughts on this.

This weekend, as we worship in song, may we always be mindful of what we sing.  It is our desire to see our church grow in this respect.  That our people would catch and retain great theology as it applies to their lives.