I take a deep breath and look around
to see all the ways that You are found
Want to wipe away the day to day
want to put my cares away
Cause You are worthy
So I’m singing my praises to You
Cause that’s just what You’ve made me to do
and I worship You
You are the painter of the sky
and the composer of my heart
I worship You
You are the Savior of the world
and there is nothing I can do
I’m putting aside the time each day
to be alone with you and pray
Pray my heart away
because you know my every thought and need
before I get down on my knees
each and every day.
So let this be my prayer to You
Cause that’s just what You’ve made me to do!
Hurry up! I’m gonna be late again!!
This was my morning song for way too long. My life had gotten too busy. I was having a hard time balancing the things I needed to do with the things I wanted to do. I was rushing around every morning and one day, I realized that what was really suffering was my time alone with God.
I prayed for months about what to do. We had a missionary at our church a couple of years ago who said something that really hit home for me. She said we can be doing lots of good things, but that doesn’t mean they are “God” things. Do what God is calling you do to. When I finally knew what “good things” He wanted me to stop doing, I began to let go… and like He always does- He made all the puzzle pieces fall into place.
I wrote this song shortly thereafter. I made a promise that I would set aside the extra time I had to spend with God. If Philippians 4:13 is true, then we can also say that the reverse of this is true- we can do NOTHING without Him and His power! I needed to make Him my top priority -to put Him first and to give Him the best part of my day- which just happens to be the morning- because He is worthy of that precious time!
You are the Painter of the sky, the Composer of my heart, the Savior of the world…
and I can do nothing without You!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13