The Art of Losing Myself

July 11, 2011 — Leave a comment

The art of losing myself in bringing You praise

– Joel Houston

I’ve heard and sung that lyric many times.  Today, the word “art” stuck in my mind.

There are many definitions for the word art, but two can be applied to this lyric:

  • A studied action; artificiality in behavior.
  • A skill in conducting any human activity.

In all honesty, I’ve probably lived both definitions in my worship.

In truth, both are probably bad; the former because it’s fake, the latter because, without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, it’s of my own initiative.

The key to living that lyric lies later in the song:

In my heart in my soul, I give You control
Consume me from the inside out Lord

Oh, but then there’s the words “control” and “consume”…

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