Monday, March 7, 2016

A GLIMPSE OF HOLY WORSHIP

by Marcie Bridges, @Marcie_Bridges

God thunders marvelously with His voice;
He does great things which we cannot comprehend.
Job 37:5
 
REVELATION

A cry goes forth across the lands
every nation, tribe and tongue cannot stand
echoing through valley’s deep, over mountain’s steep

commanding in earnest deep upon deep;
clear to the ear, shatters each and every heart —
begins low from the greatest depths until
the heavens shake in thunderous realm.
Lightning flashes its own stringed pulse
waters crashing upon waters calm
birds flee filling the skies as their new home.
Craters spew forth, trees bow low
flowers bud in glorious tones;
clouds part like the Red Sea
brilliant light arcs from West to East.
Blinding in its intensity while the
cry touches each corner of the universe
its crescendo causing new life, new birth...

Softly
holy, holy, holy...

a little louder now
Holy, holy, holy... 


lift your hands, lift your voice
HOLY HOLY HOLY

shattering, rending each veil!

LORD GOD ALMIGHTY
WHO WAS AND IS AND IS TO COME
WHO WAS AND IS AND IS TO COME*
WORTHY! YOU ALONE ARE WORTHY!—**
Quakes in hell destroying, shattering, tattering its hold

HOLY
WORTHY IS THE LAMB WHO WAS SLAIN***
shakes the stones from their posts

HOLY HOLY HOLY
sing the stars as they travel endless sky

BLESSING AND HONOR TO HIM
WHO SITS ON THE THRONE****

the sun sinks into nothingness in praise of
GOD Who has conquered all
and the cry
keeps ringing, echoing back and forth across the land
knocking on heavens doors...

we don’t even hear a sound
as we let nature worship, casting its crowns.*****

From the splendor of the heavens
You declare Your majesty
and from the great depths of the earth
You make Yourself known.

~Marcell Warner Bridges
©6 March 2016
 

*Revelation 4:8
**Revelation 4:11
***Revelation 5:12
****Revelation 5:13
*****Revelation 4:10


I can’t. I just can’t do it. 
 
I cannot sing “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, all Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea!”¹ without feeling like my insides are going to burst and my knees will buckle any minute. And, if I imagine myself signing it as I sing, the whole experience is just too much for me. I cannot contain the dam that will break forth from my eyes; from the depths of my heart.
 
How do we really worship Jesus? How do worship God in our finite minds, hearts and souls? When our world is shaking, our lives feel empty, our hearts have grown so cold? How do we worship?
 
Find the floor. Get on your knees. Open your Bible to Revelation chapters 4, 5 and 7 and read how we will worship our God in the Holiest of Holies. 
 
Close your eyes. Imagine yourself kneeling before the throne. Can you see it?

Now, start reading out loud with me:


“Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!
You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.
Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!
Blessing and honor and glory and power,
Be to Him Who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb,
forever and ever!
Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God
forever and ever.
Amen.”
(Rev. 4:8, 11; 5:12,13; 7:12)


My heart is beating so fast I can’t breathe. Is yours? Yes and Amen.
 

From My Heart to Yours,
Marcie  

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2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful reminder to worship Gid as He wants us to. Your heart comes through in every word!

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  2. Oh. My. Goodness!!! I've got goosebumps. Thank you for reminding us that our God is holy and worthy of our praise. He is absolutely amazing!

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