Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Child's Delight.

After an incredible meeting with the KP (King's People) Thursday night via internet, we spent some time worshiping The King with our Salmon house group via face-to-face.

I was playing an older song, which I normally don't do...but this song keeps rocking my universe. It goes like this:

To Him who sits on the throne

And unto the Lamb
To Him who sits on the throne
And unto the Lamb
Be blessing and glory
And honor and power forever
Be blessing and glory
And honor and power forever
(W&M Debbye Graafsma)

As we were singing, Michael was holding Rael, and she was cooing and making beautiful, baby babbling sounds, which I am convinced was in her spirit language. And as we kept singing it grew into a baby song. A spontaneous, perfect little spirit song. When we started singing "Be blessing and glory and honor and power forever..." she was screeching with delight! Bright eyes, huge smile, laughing and screeching and singing. And I couldn't help but laugh with her. And wonder.

What was she seeing? What did she hear? What had captured her attention and swept her up with joy? Or, Who....

And I realized how often somber we are when we worship, when we pray. How often we lose the element of delight in our intensity.

No wonder Jesus, "full of joy through the Holy Spirit" said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to
little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do." (Luke 10:21)

Zephaniah 3:17 says that our Father sings over us in pure delight:

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” This alone is cause for absolutely ardent, abandoned praise.

When the season calls for intercession, deep passion, or war, I want to stand up in my spirit and wield that sword. But when I come to my Father in worship, I want to freely pour out my love the way Rael did.

Thanks for the reminder, baby girl.

Mark 10:15
"Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”


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1 comment:

  1. He is my greatest joy & my deepest longing...

    and whether in tears or in laughter, He's the source of everything that is pure and true and lovely

    there's a reason we must become like little children