I Can Only Imagine

I noticed in my last two posts I quoted Revelation 7:16 Never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. 17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Now I mostly quoted that last part just because it brings me so so much peace. All I imagine is meeting God in heaven and all my worries, all my cares, all my fears, all my stresses, all my insecurities, everything is just gone. It’s all wiped away with love. That to me is so amazing and reminds me what peace really is, what faith really is, what endurance really is, what confidence really is, and what love really is. I feel like I can actually just take a deep breathe and be like, ‘it’s all okay Tess, this is just my temporary home’.

Worship: (n) the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.

  (v) show reverence and adoration for (a deity); honor with religious rites.

I felt the need to bring more Revelation in because although it may seem scary to some, it’s God’s true love story to us.

In the very first chapter it says, Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is, and was, and is to come, the Almighty.”

If any of you were raised like me, you were raised singing those lines almost every Sunday! But when I read it now, now that I’ve grown a relationship, I can feel the actual meaning. I know that this is God’s promise to me. He was and is and is to come. He is the beginning and the end. He is forever. That gives me chills.

In the fourth chapter says, Revelation 4:8 Day and night they never stop saying: “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”

I know this just seems like I’m repeating myself but just imagine being in heaven and always and forever able to worship God. You can look to your left, right, in front, or behind you and everyone is praising the same, one, God, your God, my God, our God.

In the fifth chapter it says, Revelation 5:12 In a loud voice they sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise”

Again, if you grew up like me, you were singing this almost every Sunday but these words will never get old. “Thank you for this love Lord, Thank you for the nail pierced hands, Washed me in Your cleansing flow, Now all I know Your forgiveness and embrace, Worthy is the Lamb, Seated on the throne, Crown You now with many crowns, You reign victorious, High and lifted up, Jesus, Son of God, The Darling of Heaven crucified, Worthy is the Lamb, Worthy is the Lamb”.

Back to the first chapter again because this reminds me of one of my favorite songs. Revelation 1:17 When I saw Him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then He placed his right hand on me and said, “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive forever and ever!”

Don’t take that as a creepy verse. Imagine seeing God yourself. There are no words to describe how you would feel when you actually see Him. This brings me to this beautiful song. I have attached the link and I encourage everyone to listen to it. Remember the definition of worship I have posted and here are some synonyms that I find truly beautiful to represent our relationships with God, both giving and receiving: adoration, honor, praise, and cherish.

If you’ve never heard it before, you’ll love it! If you have heard it before, take a step back and just listen to the words.

This video doesn’t have lyrics pop up so if you want to pay closer attention to the words here they are:

If you enjoyed this post and the song I shared and are feeling super into worship, I encourage you to look up the songs I mentioned to really hear those words too! Also, if you’re interest in newer, more contemporary worship, feel free to ask! I love all the oldies, the newbies and in between. Who are some of your favorite Christian bands/musicians?

From West Virginia but now living in North Carolina, Tess is a sophomore in college studying Pre-Nursing! She loves hanging out with her family and friends, singing, cute dogs, Jesus, Chick Fil A, Sour Patch Kids, anything fluffy, and cozy blankets. Tess and Savannah met freshman year of high school and they’ve been inseparable ever since. You can follow along with Tess on Instagram @tmmckx14,Twitter @tmmckx14, and Pinterest.com/tmmckx14. Click here to see more posts from her series!

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  • Elana Lyn Gross

    I’m not Christian but I really enjoy learning about different religions and the words and lessons can be applicable regardless.

    • Tess

      That’s super great to hear. I’m really glad this can be used in many settings 🙂

  • Ashley Vickney

    I Can Only Imagine is one of my favorite worship songs to sing when I was in my church’s youth band. What an inspiring post!

    • Tess

      My mom and I love it!!!! (Mommas girl <3) and Thank you so much!

  • Lauren Ashley

    Isn’t is such a beautiful thing to think of meeting God in heaven and all of your pain being washed away by his unwavering love? It gives me peace knowing that there is so much more after this life. <3

    xo
    Lauren

    • Tess

      That’s really awesome, I agree!!! It’s nice to know we have God’s treasure here, but in times of need, it’s also nice to know that we will live WITH God, we will walk with him!

  • It’s nice to read about the word of God through the perspective of someone my age. It truly would be amazing to be able to worship God each and every day in heaven. Especailly after everything he has done for us.
    Marly
    http://www.GirlyLove.org

    • Tess

      Super glad you think so!! & You got that right!!! He deserves it and more! 🙂

  • Merisa Ferrell

    I love that you and your best friend can share and showcase your incredible relationship with God. Such a beautiful post. xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

    • Tess

      Thanks girl!! We love it too!!

  • Kayleigh

    Love how you share your faith throughout these series!
    http://www.kayleighskloset.com

  • I can’t listen to I Can Only Imagine anymore, it was my grandma’s favorite song and was played at her funeral, and I completely burst into tears now when I hear it. I love how open you are about your faith on your blog, that’s great!

    • Tess

      Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry! I can sort of relate. My grandpa past away last year and I was asked to sing at his funeral– literally the hardest moment of my life. Also hard to listen to the song! I’m really glad you enjoy my openness!!

  • this is so interesting! I have never seen bloggers blog about religious stuff it’s nice to have a new insight on something important to a lot of us! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

    • Tess

      I’m glad this is something new!! I also love that you find it important!

  • Now this song is stuck in my head! I love how you took this and talked about how it relates to your life. So awesome!

    • Tess

      Thanks so much!! It’s stuck in my head too, but it’s a good one to keep on mind!!

  • Linda Plourde

    My favorite song is Mercy Me’s I can only image! It’s great how you break down and explain God’s word! Keep it up!!!!!!!

    • Tess

      Thank you!!! Will do 🙂

  • What a positive post!

  • Ashley

    I LOVE that song! Such a positive and inspirational post!!

    xo Ashley

  • My favorites are Lauren Daigle, Matthew Maherr. and Jor’Dan!! I am on book 7 I believe, of the Left Behind series all about Revelation! I loved this post!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  • Omg this is one of my favorite songs of all time. I really needed to hear this today so thank you for sharing!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  • So inspirational!