“All your salvation wonders
are on display in your trophy room.
Muzzler of sea storm and wave crash,
of mobs in noisy riot—
Far and wide they’ll come to a stop,
they’ll stare in awe, in wonder.
Dawn and dusk take turns
calling, ‘Come and worship.’ “
Psalm 65: 6-8 (The Message)
It’s the nature of being created. God moves, and it beckons us to respond.
Sometimes it’s a first hand inspiration, the very creation itself: a purple sky, a swaying tree, the smell of wildflowers, a whispering of the Holy Spirit saying, “Come and worship.”
Other times it’s second hand inspiration: a song written by someone else that God moved through, a painting guided by the hand of God, or a breathtaking dance erupting from a thankful heart.
I remember writing a song inspired by the beautiful path, dotted with butterflies and edged with gardens on either side that led me to my grandmother’s house. Even today that picture evokes worship to me. I also remember listening over and over again to Cindy Morgan’s “How Could I Ask For More,” and eventually writing a song as a natural response of worship.
Some writers look for inspiration, while others let it find them. How beautiful the life that lives in pure response to Jesus. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks! The more you let His creation and the inspired work of His creation take hold of your heart, the more you will have to worship! No more striving, no more thinking, just an innocent amen. It’s less about the song, and more about the king. Search for Him, and you will never run out of inspiration.