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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Song Series: God Is Here

God Is Here

Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden,
The God who is our salvation.    Selah     – Psalm 68:19

The psalmist, in Psalm 68: 19, places a pause, a fermata if you will at the end of verse 19 to make the singers and the musicians stop and think about what they just sang. Sometimes, I think we need more pauses within our worship services to allow for contemplation of what we’re singing, saying, or listening to in a sermon.   

Too often we fill up every second of the worship gathering with words or music; it’s almost as if we hate silence!?

Try this during your next worship service when something grabs your attention, whether it is a line from a worship song, a scripture reading, or a phrase from the pastor: 
  1. Close your eyes and quietly contemplate what God is saying at that moment.  
  2. Now, write it down.
  3. When you get home, if it wasn’t a scripture reference that caught your attention, but song lyrics or something said, try to locate the scripture text that supports the lyric or phrase and spend at least 15 minutes meditating on it. (Good Resources:,,  
  4. Pray the bible verse back to God and ask Him to help you walk it out in the here and now. (Example: God, You are my LORD, thank you for daily bearing my burdens. Jesus, You are the God who is my salvation. It isn’t about what I’ve done but about what You did for me on the cross. Father, help me to live today burden free and to stand firm on what You’ve done for me. Amen.)

When we walk out our faith in Christ practically, we can better sense His presence, and experience the God Who is always with us – God Is Here right now.

Here's Darlene Zscheck explaining the story behind the song "God Is Here"

Here's New Breed singing the song live.

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