This sunday, at Lifepoint, we were challenged to pay attention to the words we sing.  "With everything.  Everything.  We will shout forth Your glory."

At first I was all, well yeah of course I mean that!  I mean.. I want that.. of course, I don't shout forth His glory with everything.. but what I mean is that its my desire!  A desire I ignore... is it really a true desire if I'm not working really hard to do it?  It's definitly something I think about.. well, not all of the time.. which would be necessary for the whole "everything" part...

Yeah, my inner conversation went something like that.  It seems like such a big task - shouting forth God's glory with everything.  That means, going to the grocery store, in the social media world, at my job, with my husband, with my family, with my spare time, etc.  So, when we sang the song again at the end of service, I put those things in place of the word "everything".

"With going to the grocery store, with my spare time, I will shout forth Your glory!"

Maybe I sounded like a crazy person, but at least I meant it.  I meant the desire for it.  I will have to prove it in my actions. It may sound silly, but going to the grocery store is a conviction of mine. I tend to get into my own little bubble, not even noticing the people around me -- I get overly focused on the task at hand, and often times God tells me to slow down and look around at the mission field right in front of me. 

Open our eyes
To see the things that make Your heart cry
To be the church that You would desire
Your light to be seen

Break down our pride
And all the walls we've built up inside
Our earthly crowns and all our desires
We lay at Your feet

Let hope rise And darkness tremble
In Your holy light That every eye will see
Jesus our God Great and mighty to be praised

God of all days
Glorious in all of Your ways
Oh the majesty the wonder and grace
In the light of Your Name

With everything With everything
We will shout for Your glory
With everything With everything
We will shout forth Your praise

Our hearts they cry
Be glorified
Be lifted high above all names
For You our King
With everything
We will shout forth Your praise