…in bringing You praise.
Several weeks ago, I set out for my morning walk with my iPod tuned to Hillsong United. I’ve listened to United We Stand a million times, but God has a way of making things stand out when He’s trying to speak. As “From The Inside Out” played, the phrase “the art of losing myself in bringing You praise” hit my heart so deeply. The rest of the song played, but my mind stayed on those words.
Losing yourself really is an art. I find that it doesn’t come naturally, for me anyway. I like to be in control and know what’s coming around the corner. I don’t like surprises, because surprises mean something happened out of my control. I have a feeling I’m not alone in my desire for control. I believe it’s a mechanism that we all find comfort in.
But losing ourselves…that takes reckless abandon. It takes discipline and action. It takes a laying down and giving up of ourselves. It takes risk. It takes letting God be in control. I really want it no other way, and so I practice this art, even if means going into the depths of the unknown, ever thankful that my Savior is with me every step of the way.
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. Psalm 9:1, 2
By Jen Price, I Believe In Love