Joining A Heavenly Choir

When we cry out HOLY to our God, we are literally joining in with a heavenly choir. How cool is that!?

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Time For Silence

Noise

Life can be chaotic. Life can be noisy. But my question for you today is… are you making enough time for silence? I know for me, the answer is no. I feel so bombarded by life sometimes… husband… work… family… friends… parties… TV… radio… music… rehearsals… I could go on. I don’t even have kids yet, but I feel swamped.

This week has been a bit crazier than normal as we prepare for Good Friday and Easter services. Easter has been called the superbowl of church services, and it definitely feels like that. There is a lot of hype and excitement and prayer and planning going into this weekend. But with a Super Bowl comes much to do and prepare for. This “Holy Week”, as they call it, is starting to get bombarded with the tasks instead of the reflection. It is moving towards noisiness and not enough silence. So….

TIME FOR SILENCE.

T. S. Eliot wrote, “Where shall the world be found? Where will the word resound? Not here. There is not enough silence.” If the Word of God and the true story of Easter is going to resound in your heart this week, you are not going to find it in all the noise. So my encouragement for you (and me) is to be intentional with your time. During this Holy Week, find at least 5 minutes every day to spend in silence with the Lord. Let the silence speak to you and renew your soul.

I would say now is a good time to start… ready… go!

Meaning Behind: We Cry Holy

Holy can be such a “churchy” word, but it defines God so well that I couldn’t help but use it in a song. Some say it is over-used in worship songs, but I believe that it is not used enough. Here is the definition of holy…

ho·ly/ˈhōlē/ (Adjective)

1. Exalted or Worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness.

2. Divine, having a divine quality.

3. Venerated as or as if Sacred.

Psalm 99:9 says, “Exalt the Lord our God and worship at His holy mountain, for the Lord our God is HOLY”. Worship is a response to our God, and in this song we are responding to the holiness of God. He is divine. He is sacred. He is perfect in goodness and righteousness. Why would we not what to worship Him?!

The lyrics of this song are based on simple and straight-forward messages. The verses set up the fact that we believe in God. We are declaring His divine qualities and believing that He is true. The chorus simply states that our God is Holy. And the bridge is the culmination of it all… Worthy God, we stand in awe of You… my favorite part, because after the realization that our God is Holy, we have no other response then to worship and STAND IN AWE of Him. He is WORTHY of our worship.

To purchase the worship album, featuring “We Cry Holy”, click Valley Worship.