Today’s song is Hosanna by Hillsong. It was not one of my favorites until Sunday. Listen to the song and then read below about why… (If you are reading this in an email or at voiceBoks, listen to the song here: Hosanna.
This was one of the songs I fast forwarded through on our worship rehearsal CD… until Sunday. Now it’s close to my heart. Sometimes, if the beginning of a song seems to drag, I’ll find something else to listen to. If only I had realized before Sunday what a blessing this song would be to me… no… this was God’s timing.
Last week, my mind was consumed with old wounds. Something happened that brought back the anger and hurt. And then the words of the bridge came:
Heal my heart and make it clean.
Tears came to my eyes as I realized that my heart needed to let go of the hurt and cling to Him. That I needed to ask Him to make my heart clean and pure of these deep-rooted feelings. Even though the hurt was real, those feelings were from my own self-centered attitude.
Open up my eyes to the things unseen.
I asked God to show me how He has used those hurts to grow me. To show me that I’m a different person today… changed… because of the situations that caused the hurt. And more importantly, those situations came about to further His kingdom (things only He could see back then).
Show me how to love like You have loved me.
I asked Him to show me how to let go, forgive, and love. Because that’s what it’s all about. Learning how to love others the same way that He loves us. Unconditionally. To love even those who cause us pain.
Break my heart for what breaks Yours.
Oh God, show me the things that are important to worry about. Not the little details that get under my skin. But the pain in this real world we live in. Help my heart to hurt for the things that hurt You! May I not get caught up in wasted broken-heartedness.
Everything I am for Your kingdom’s cause… as I walk from earth into eternity.
Yes. That’s all I want. For this life to be surrendered to my part within His greater kingdom’s cause.
So as I played and sang on Sunday, it really hit me why the hurts came back to haunt me last week. Through this awesome song of worship, God was yet again pushing me to heal and let go. He wants all of us to surrender the junk that blocks our worship. The junk that blocks His glory from being shown through our lives. May we let go and heal.
Hosanna. Hosanna. Hosanna in the highest.
So what about you? What is God teaching you about worship?