Extravagant Love and Extreme Submission

Real worship can come from a broken heart, or a contrite spirit. Tonight it came from out of no where.

Worship isn’t the amount of money you put in the offering plate, or the number of times you stay in the nursery. It’s not the slow song the choir sings. These may be acts of worship, but do not define what true worship is. Webster defines worship: to honor with extravagant love and extreme submission.

Tonight, during our practice for our service on Sunday, we honored God with extravagant love and extreme submission. It was one of the most worshipful times I’ve experienced. I wish everyone could have been there.

God promises us He will come when we worship Him:

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    bring an offering and come into his courts.
 Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness;
    tremble before him, all the earth.
Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
    The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
    he will judge the peoples with equity.

 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
    let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
 Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
    let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
 Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,
    he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
    and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Psalm 96:8-13

He was there tonight. I prayed, and am still praying that the Holy Spirit will lead this Sunday as He led tonight. As I was singing, (or crying/singing), I closed my eyes and could see God’s people filled with His Spirit, and worshiping along side us.

Thank you, God, for who You are, and for what you are doing in my life, and in the lives of others around me. Fill us, use us, lead us. Show us the extravagant love, that we might give to You our extreme submission.

See you all on Sunday!

Please choose a house of worship this Sunday, to experience love like you never have before, and offer that same love back to Him.

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kendrasmith

Wife of Tony. Mom of Anna and Noah. Nonommy of Walker. I’m a school secretary, but my real job is leading worship at Point of Grace Church.

3 thoughts on “Extravagant Love and Extreme Submission”

  1. It was such a spirit filled worship we had Wednesday night! Singing, crying, sitting one verse & standing the next!
    All together in one powerful, humbling “practice”!
    It’s truly amazing the blessings you receive when you just “let go” and follow the will of the Holy Spirit!
    I’m so blessed the Lord gives me the opportunity to sing his praises and be a part of this wonderful POG praise team!
    Kendra, I don’t express it enough but I do appreciate you and all the hard work and dedication you do as Worship Leader!
    Bro. Randy, Issach, Anna and Julie, I love you all so much! I thank The Good Lord for bringing you all into my life!!

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