Today’s song for #MusicMonday is from the band Rend Collective Experiment and their song, “Build Your Kingdom Here.” Let’s watch together!
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Certainly, there’s a lot of cool stuff to note about this song (for one, fire breathers in the background? What kind of worship song is this?). But I think what’s cool to me is that what lies at the heart of this song is a prayer of surrender; that we would simply follow God where he leads and allow him to use us to change lives. I hear echoes to Jesus’ prayer in Matthew 6: “Our Father… Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Those are happy words to pray. But what lies at the center of them is a commitment to place our agenda, our ideas of how the world works, and our stuff on hold, so that we might yield to the will of God and allow him to advance his kingdom through us.
Here’s praying we do that today. And I trust that as we do, we’ll see God build his kingdom here, starting with (and through) us.