Because of Who You Are
By Martha Munizzi
CCLI Song Number 3165504
Copyrights: 2000 Martha Munizzi Music
We worship the Lord because He is our creator, our provider, and our protector. We are victorious because we have the strength of the Lord’s unending love and mighty power.
Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place. Ascribe to the Lord, O families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength, ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name. Bring an offering and come before him; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Tremble before him, all the earth. The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!”
1 Chronicles 16:23-31 New International Version (NIV)
The song, "Breathe" came about as song writer and worship leader, Marie Barnett was leading worship and simply started singing words of the realization of how Jesus was everything to her and how she desired to hear His words for life. Barnett says, "The longer I’m a Christian, the more desperate I am for God."
This version of Breathe, performed by Michael W. Smith is one of my favorite worship songs. I cannot remember a time when I have sang this song and not become overwhelmed by the goodness and comfort of the Holy Spirit.
The time came when the Lord God formed a man's body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And man became a living person.
Genesis 1:7 (Living Bible)
Rachel Zello's voice is angelic as she sings this song which reminds us that no matter how much we are suffering in life, Christ can set us free from it.
Click on the video to listen to Rachel Zello's latest song. It is a beautiful, uplifting and very inspirational song.
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."
--Galations 5:1 (New International Version)
Worship Revivals Are Spirit-Filled Events
“God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 (New International Version)
Matthew 18:20 (New International Version) says, “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
I always have a glorious time at worship revival events. I know that I am among people who adore the Lord and enjoy singing out loud for the Lord just as much as I do. And, because we are gathered at the event solely for the purpose of worshiping the Lord, He is there with us. I have seen and felt marvelous things happen as the Holy Spirit fills up the room with His presence. And at that moment, there is no better place on earth to be.
God wants us to worship and show our adoration for Him. He doesn’t care where or when we honor Him, what He cares about is that we take time to let Him know how much we love Him. As Christians, we know we should do this on a regular basis. At the same time, there is no denying that our day-to-day life activities can sometimes get in the way of us dedicating time to sing out loud to the Lord. Or, maybe we live in a small space with neighbors who might be disturbed if we start singing our hearts out loud.
The thing I like about worship revivals is that they are usually at a location where we can sing out as loudly as we want. Making plans to attend a worship revival forces us to make time to gather with other people who love the Lord and who want to sing out to Him in joy and adoration. When we worship, we are pleasing the Lord.
Plan a Worship Revival
If you are interested in planning a worship revival for your church, but you do not know where to start, I have created a Worship Revival Checklist to help you get started. The checklist is divided into categories and outlines responsibilities for your worship revival team. There is also a checklist that helps you get a handle on what to do six months, four months, two months, and so on all the way down to one day before the worship revival event. For additional help, the Worship Revival Checklist also includes a suggested program schedule.
Click to download your free copy of my Worship Revival Checklist.
I pray that you have much success in the planning of your Worship Revival Event.
May God bless you and your congregation.
Much Agape Love,
Marlene C. Bertrand