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I love listening and singing music from Bob Kauflin & Sovereign Grace Music. They have been writing God-exalting songs for over 30 years that the church enjoys singing.

Bob Kauflin is the director of Sovereign Grace Music and has been writing music for most of his life. He spent several years touring with the group GLAD. He has also written several books entitled Worship Matters & True Worshippers.

One particular song that Bob has written is entitled “O Great God”. It is a beautiful ballad of worship to God. This song was birthed from the prayer “Regeneration”. The words to this prayer go like this:

Occupy the throne of my heart, take full possession and reign supreme,
lay low every rebel lust, let no vile passion resist they holy war;
manifest thy mighty power, and make me thine for ever.
Thou art worthy to be praised with my every breath,
loved with my every faculty of soul served with my every act of life.

Bob wanted to set this prayer to music because of how often he asked God to do whatever he needed to do to make him love and glorify God more.

This is a great song for all of us to sing that would help remind us to love and glorify HIM more. Take a look at the words and then click on the link at the bottom to watch and listen to the song. I am excited to introduce this to my church!

O great God of highest heaven
Occupy my lowly heart
Own it all and reign supreme
Conquer every rebel power
Let no vice or sin remain
That resists Your holy war
You have loved and purchased me
Make me Yours forevermore

I was blinded by my sin
Had no ears to hear Your voice
Did not know Your love within
Had no taste for heaven’s joys
Then Your Spirit gave me life
Opened up Your Word to me
Through the gospel of Your Son
Gave me endless hope and peace

Help me now to live a life
That’s dependent on Your grace
Keep my heart and guard my soul
From the evils that I face
You are worthy to be praised
With my every thought and deed
O great God of highest heaven
Glorify Your Name through me

Lord, let this be my prayer – that I would love and glorify You more and more each day!

I came across a video today on Facebook that one of my friends posted on their timeline that really surprised me. It was Bill Nye, or as some people call him “The Science Guy”, and he was talking about evolution. (Watch Video) Just for the record, my friend was no advocating evolution!

Mr. Nye makes this statement, “Your world just becomes fantastically complicated when you don’t believe in evolution”.

Even after that, this is what caught my eye. He says, “if as parents, you want to deny evolution and live in your world that is completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, go ahead but don’t force your children to believe in it. We need them to be scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future.”

After this statement, he finishes the video and then the logo of whoever is producing the video come up on the screen. The logo, or name of the company, was “BIG THINK”.

I am currently reading a book entitled “Worship Matters” written by Bob Kauflin. He is the director of Sovereign Grace Music. He explains that worship is so very important in the life of a christian, but our theology of God is much more important. If we don’t have the right theology of God, then our worship will not be where it needs to be.

So many times, we try to “big think” and what we are trying to do is explain things with our minds and intellect. We try to make sense of things with our finite minds. As crazy as this sounds – we try to explain GOD and who HE is with our minds! King David explains in Psalm 145:3 – “Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable”.

J.I. Packer reminds us:

Today, vast stress is laid on the thought that God is personal, but this truth is so states as to leave the impression that God is a person of the same sort as we are – weak, inadequate, ineffective, a little pathetic. But this is not the God of the Bible! Our personal life is a finite thing; it is limited in every direction, in space, in time, in knowledge, in power. But God is not so limited. He is eternal, infinite, and almighty. He has us in his hands; we never have him in ours. Like us he is personal; but unlike us, HE is great!

Our GodInstead of us trying to “big think” and explain God, I would suggest that we start “THINKING BIGGER”! Instead of us trying to place God in a box and limit him to what our minds can handle and understand, I would suggest that we look into God’s Word and let God be God and see HIM for who He really is – The God that can not be explained!

God:

  • created everything from nothing and spoke the universe into existence with a word (Psalm 148:5 | Hebrews 11:3)
  • sustains all living creatures and non-living matter and HIS power holds all things together and keeps them from exploding or disintegrating (Colossians 1:17)

Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

Now that’s my GOD!