Tuesday, November 27, 2007

For God and God Alone

Today was a rather long day. I woke up early to study and make my study sheet, then I went to sign language, then studied for a few more hours, then went into my physics test. I didn't do as well as I was hoping to do. I don't know exactly how I did, but I didn't feel like I did well. I went straight from there to Awana. It is neat being a part of helping kids memorize God's Word. I find it a little bit frustrating at times when the kids try to memorize it just enough to pass the section... but they couldn't say it 5 minutes later. I have to slow them down, and explain what the verse is saying. The good news is that God's Word doesn't return void! After Awana, I went to someones house from church to help them with some computer things. I love computer jobs like that. :) As I was sitting here thinking about what I learned today, I really couldn't think of anything. I read 2 Corinthians 11, and I'll admit, I really didn't find anything that caught my attention. There was a song that I was singing throughout the entire day, so I thought I'd mention that. It is called "For God and God Alone."

God and God alone
Created all these things we call our own
From the mighty to the small
The glory in them all
Is God's and God's alone

God and God alone
Reveals the truth of all we call unknown
All the best and worst of man
Can't change the master plan
It's God's and God's alone

God and God alone
Is fit to take the universe's throne
Let everything that lives
Reserve its truest praise
For God and God alone

God and God alone
Will be the joy of our eternal home
He will be our one desire
Our hearts will never tire
Of God and God alone

I love that line, "Let everything that lives, reserve it's truest praise, for God, and God alone!" As I was driving to and from Awana, I was thinking about what it really means to reserve my truest praise for God. Words that come to mind are real, genuine, and authentic praise. This means more than simply singing a song, or reading a verse about praising God. This means praising Him with all that I am. This means that my actions much praise Him (ouch). My actions are often so self-centered. The first verse of this song really catches my attention. God created all these things that I call my own. I need to have God as my center. He alone is worthy of my praise.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Yes, I really like that song!