Is there any feeling in the world as refreshing as taking a shower after spending the day at an amusement park? It just feels like the slime of the day is flowing off of you. Wow, that might be the start of a sermon.
As you can see I spent the day at Six Flags with my youth yesterday. I did a whole lot of sitting and reading. I know I am a dork; but after this week and, in anticipation for next week, I needed some time to just chill. I came up with a collection of sermons based on Six Flags. I think I will add that whole shower after thing to the list.
I also wrote down the lyrics to a new song. It doesn’t really have music yet, but the more I think about the words the more I feel like they are saying what I want them to say. I have been really drawn to the title of the new Louie Giglio book I Am Not, but I Know I Am, even though I haven’t had time to read it. And all summer long the refrain, “It’s Not about Me; it’s all about You,” has been in my head. So when I read this line from a guy worshiping in a Cathedral in Enter the Worship Circle I really felt the words of this song come up. The line is “I feel small again, and I strangely prefer it”
God in Your presence I feel so small
But strangely I like the way I feel
God in Your presence I simply stand in awe
As the power of Your glory is revealed
Cause God You are God
The great and holy One
The great creator King
And the I am
And in your presence I learn
The truth that I forgot
That God if You’re I Am then I am not.
O I am not
God in Your presence I feel love beyond belief
And I hear you whisper I’m Your child
God in Your presence I feel You choose me
And call me to life that’s free and wild
I am still working on the whole music part of it, but I will see what I can do to get it posted after mission trip. One of these days I am going to put all of the songs that I have written up here and maybe someone who actually knows music will come and transform them into real songs.