Well it has been awhile since I have done a regular Worship Song Friday, with Christmas each Friday was a Christmas song and then with all the traveling and family time we had it just has been awhile. I absolutely LOVE this song! It is so beautiful I can’t help but to sing along and worship my God every time I hear it! It’s a great reminder of the beautiful love story we have with Jesus!
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 (NIV)
“I see Your face in every sunrise. The colors of the morning are inside Your eyes. The world awakens in the light of the day, I look up to the sky and say, You’re beautiful” Phil Wickham, You’re Beautiful
The beauty of God is all around us. We can easily worship Him just by seeing the beauty of what He has created. Continually being aware of God and all that He does is one way I try to make my worship something more than what I do only at church. There are plenty days though when I go about my day involved in my normal routine and sadly I do not take the minute to realize His presence or even the beauty of what He has created. Where I live it has been a long hot and dry summer with few rain showers far between the other. This week has been amazing! It has been in the 80s or lower all week. I absolutely love it! I find myself with the windows open, taking Eli out on the porch to swing and just simply taking in the beauty of this weather that God has blessed us with. I fell that this glimpse of the fall weather that is around the corner (which by the way is my absolute favorite season) has made me more aware of God’s beauty and presence in all He created. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the heat and so I did not enjoy being outside much when it was as hot as it has been. I know that I must remind myself to find the beauty even on those hot summer days, it’s just easier to realize it on these cool days. Even though I may complain and forget when it is so hot out, God gives us these days as a reminder. Fall is not here yet. We will probably have a few more hot days before we officially reach fall. But, I am going to let this week stay fresh in my mind to remind me to find the beauty even on those hot days and worship God, the One that created it all!
“The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets. From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth.” Psalm 50:1-2 (NIV)
“I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.” Psalm 146:2 (NIV)
Okay if you can’t tell I love Phil Wickham’s music! It is just beautiful and the words are so powerful. What I love about this song is that it is completely worshiping God for who He is, beautiful! We can see Him all around us, just as the first verse says. Sometimes I think we might forget to simply adore God for who He is when we worship. He loves to hear us tell Him. The last verse is just amazing. When it talks about the bride coming together to sing you’re beautiful, I believe it will be such an amazing sound all of us together worshiping Him. When I searched for the music video to this song I stumbled across this live version and it reminds me of the last verse, coming together singing. The entire crowd is singing along and it is simply, beautiful. Let’s worship Him today for who He is!
Come close listen to the story
about a love more faithful than the morning
The Father gave his only Son just to save us
The earth was shaking in the dark
All creation felt the Fathers broken heart
tears were filling heaven’s eyes
The day that true love died, the day that true love died
When blood and water hit the ground
Walls we couldn’t move came crashing down
We were free and made alive
The day that true love died, The day that true love died
I absolutely love this song! Every time I hear this song it brings me to tears. The very beginning when he says to “come close listen to the story” makes me realize what an amazing love story Christ has for us! God sent His only Son to die for us, how powerful a love He has for us! Our relationship with Him is truly a love story. Close your eyes and really listen to the lyrics of this song and what a worship experience it will be realizing the love story we have!
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 (NIV)
“My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I whom you have delivered.” Psalm 71:23 (NIV)