Last night at Devotion we continued our conversation about Purpose. We spent our time reflecting together on Ephesians 1:11-14. Here is the translation of this passage from The Message (one of the translations we read last night):
11-12 It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.
13-14 It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This signet from God is the first installment on what’s coming, a reminder that we’ll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.
To go along with this passage here is a link to a piece of music from Church of the Beloved, an emerging congregation just outside of Seattle, Washington. The song echoes some of the ideas raised in the passage and some of our conversations last night. Enjoy!
Organic Faith is diligently at work on an exciting project centering around our Sunday Night Devotion gathering.
In the weeks ahead we will be launching a devotion website that will hold a complete database of all the chants used during our Devotion gatherings. We'll be posting chord charts, samples, lyrics, and anything else that we think might be helpful to know about this music.
We will also be recording several of the chants in the near future to include on a CD that we'll have avaialbe for download on the website.
And here's why:
The Organic Faith leadership has been amazed by the power and response to our Sunday Night gatherings. Something special is happening in that space and we do not want to keep it all to ourselves. The Holy Spirit is at work and we want to share this blessing with the world in whatever way we can.
So be on the look out in the coming days for free music downloads, free CDs, and an entire website loaded with resources for anyone who wants to learn more about devotional singing.