Sometimes, when my voice is quiet, my heart can only be expressed by the words of others. A song of worship that drops me to my knees, while my voice sings the words of another and my mind says "YES! YES! This!"
Sometimes, while reading His word, I find the perfect verse that teaches me just the right lesson (my friend, we both know this is not by accident). That lesson can be turned into just the right prayer. The right words.
Tonight I had planned on writing on a different topic......until I heard the song "Your Name". After the song ended I thought, "Your name. Yes, Jesus, YOUR name!" And that my friend is how I landed here, in Philippians. Jesus, the name above all other names. The name that brings me to my knees. The name that stirs my heart and moves my tongue to speak of my Savior.
Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore
God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
As morning dawns and evening fades
You inspire songs of praise