So Will We?

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Earlier today (4.1.18) one of my friends posted a picture of the song So Will I (100 Billion X) by Hillsong United, so naturally, the song got stuck in my head. As I was singing it in my head I decided to play it and then spend some time reading the devotional book I’m working through. As I started listening to it I was looking through instagram and twitter and texting people and then I started to notice the statements of “if this does this, so will I” and so, I began to listen a little closer to the words. The words say:

If creation sings Your praise
So Will I

If it all reveals Your nature
So Will I

If creation still obeys You
So Will I

If the stars were made to worship
So Will I

If the mountains bow in reverence
So Will I

If the oceans roar Your greatness
So Will I

If the wind goes where You send it
So Will I

If the rocks cry out in silence
So Will I

If You left the grave behind You
So Will I

If You gladly chose surrender
So Will I

If You gave Your life to love them
So Will I

As I was listening, I was convicted because I don’t always sing His praises, reveal His nature, obey Him, worship Him, bow in reverence, roar His greatness, go where He sends me, cry out in the midst of silence, leave the grave behind me, gladly choose surrender, or give my life to love others.
I don’t even seek to do some of these things, especially the ones that are out of my comfort zone! Some come naturally, some I’m not quite sure what it would look like in my life, and some I’m straight up scared about. But I feel challenged to push myself to a new level in the things that may come naturally, to seek how somethings will look in my life and implement them, and to face and implement the one’s that scare me, with a courage that could only bring God glory.

With that being said, here is how I am challenging myself:
I am going to take the next 11 weeks and seek to do one of these things a week.
And maybe after 11 weeks I’ll repeat it!

I want to challenge you to do the same! Maybe the challenge looks different in your life, but I encourage you to seek to say So Will I.
In order to keep myself accountable, and as an encouragement, I will be posting a short blog post about my pursuit of saying “So Will I” each week. If you choose to join me in this challenge feel free to share about your pursuit of saying “So Will I” in the comments each week.

Verse 3 and chorus 3 of this song is such an encouragement in this pursuit, especially with today being Easter. The whole song is beautiful and you should go listen to the whole thing, but I want to specifically point out this verse and chorus:

Verse 3

God of salvation
You chased down my heart
Through all of my failure and pride
On a hill You created the light of the world
Abandoned in darkness to die

Chorus 3

And as You speak
A hundred billion failures disappear
Where You lost Your life so I could find it here
If You left the grave behind You so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve done
Every part designed in a work of art called love
If You gladly chose surrender so will I
I can see Your heart eight billion diff’rent ways
Every precious one a child You died to save
If You gave Your life to love them so will I

Just a Thought (and Challenge) from the King’s Daughter

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