Yesterday, March 28, 2012 I had one of the most spiritual/worshipful times that I have had in recent memory. Our family was driving from Ozark, Arkansas to Kansas City as we were headed to our next location on the Justice and Worship tour. We were driving through some of the most beautiful and stunning country side that I had seen in quite a while. The leaves were of all colours and the grass was a deep, deep green as we drove up and down the hills leading out of the Ozarks.

Amy and I were just talking about how cool it has been to be on this tour for the past 6 months as a family and how amazing it has been for our kids. We were listening to some worship music on the ol cd player and during the chorus we glanced back and saw our kids looking out the window and singing along. The chorus was simple, it just said “fill me up Lord, fill me up). There we were, a family of 5 driving through some of the most beautiful country we have ever seen and listening to our 9 and 5 year olds worshipping the God who created it all. It was so worshipful and completely  overwhelming.

I looked at Amy and we both had tears in our eyes as we tried to soak in the moment. It was truly pure and beautiful. I didn’t want the moment to end. I almost pressed repeat on the song, but I didn’t want to recreate something that God had given in the first place, so we just sat there thankful for the blessings, gifts and undeserving life that Jesus has given us.

I realized that words on a computer screen cannot even touch what I was feeling yesterday, but take a moment with me right now and remember a time where all felt right with the world and your soul. Was it a moment that Jesus gave you with a friend, family member, by yourself? I believe we all have those moments, undeserved moments of peace and life. Most of the time we either miss them, or just pass through them without taking time to soak it in. These moments that Jesus gifts to us regardless of anything we have done for him. It is a beautiful thing.

Take some time to look back on those moments that you have had and thank God for them. Cheers.


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  1. Jimmy says:

    Hi Phil!
    My name is Jimmy. I’m friends with Chris in Modesto, and my family pretty much makes up half of YWAM Modesto… I’ve heard a lot about you and your family and look forward to meeting one day. Love what you’re doing together, and I’m so thankful for this post.
    I know the moments you’re talking about… beauty… wonder… grace.

    Keep reminding us.
    Peace to you.

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