I’m a dwelling place. And that’s not a typo. I didn’t mean to say I have a dwelling place. I said what I meant. And I meant what I said.
But when I think of me as a dwelling place, one question comes up.
A one word question. Why? Or it could be a two word question. Why me?
And there’s no mistake. The Bible says I’m a dwelling place for my Creator. That means God, who is the only one in existence who can truly condescend, chose to live in me. And all who believe and trust in Him.
Wow. That’s beyond my power to fully comprehend. And I’m not only humbled at that realization. I’m also grateful. And I also want to use my words and music gifts to serve Him. Not because He orders me to serve Him. But because the love He gives me cries out to be told. And to be sung about.
So, that notion of His “condescending attitude” is included in my song, “Consequential Servitude.” It’s one of the 12 songs in my “Raise The Praise” collection of praise and worship songs. But, be warned. These songs aren’t like the mantra, sugary sweet songs you typically hear in churches these days. And these songs might actually cause you to look up verses in your Bible.
Gasp! Say it ain’t so, Ethel.
Yeah, it’s true. And you can get all the words to “Consequential Servitude” and the other 11 songs in a book (which is also a songbook and journal) by the same name: Raise The Praise. The link is below.
Here’s a clip of some the chorus lyrics to Consequential Servitude.
And then I can behold the inner man
Through God’s condescending attitude.
Because He chose me as His dwelling place
I choose this consequential servitude.