Lenten Devotional Series: To Worship You I Live

"To Worship You I Live" by Israel Houghton

by Sophia Harang
Worship Vocalist at 945 Service

I live to worship you!

Over the last 5 years, I really struggled with my purpose. Financial challenges, unknowns in my career, relationships - and at the core of it all, I was having an identity and purpose  crisis. When I finally dropped to my knees and began to put God first, everything came together for me. I rediscovered one of my old favorite songs  "I Live to Worship you”, and it took on a whole new meaning for  me, giving me an even greater revelation about my purpose and thus my priorities. My purpose, was to worship and my identity was “in Christ”. 

The lyrics of the song...
I just want to bless your name
I just want to make you glad
I just want to move your hear God, and give you all I am
For it’s by your will and for your pleasure I exist
You are worthy
To worship you I live, To worship you I live, I live to worship you.

Rather than seeking my identity and my purpose in an academic accomplishment, or in my career, I began to turn wholly to my creator. My identity shifted from being a single mother, to a human being designed to worship and be in fellowship with my creator. And it was as if a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. The scripture Matthew 6:33 helped me to restructure my life “But seek ye first, the kingdom of God and all these things, shall be added unto you." Rather than looking to please others or myself, or even to be the best mom, or best at my job…(I stopped waking up and checking emails, and started waking up and giving thanks). I understood that I had been created to worship the almighty God. And in seeking to worship him, and putting him first…everything else started coming together.