Do What You Want To

Worship moves us from a place of adoration to confession (seeing who God is makes us confront our sinfulness) and from thanksgiving to intercession (seeing what He has done makes us ask Him for more). These elements of worship ultimately bring us to a place of dedication. Songs like “I Surrender All” and “Here’s My Heart” are often slow and meditative. Here’s a question: Can we begin a worship service with a song of surrender? And is it wrong to sing our devotion to God in a celebratory way? The next song we learn as a congregation will give us the answers.

“Do What You Want To” by Jacob Sooter, Jason Ingram, and Meredith Andrews is a worship song that connects our desire for God’s presence to the act of surrender. The first verse and chorus are as follows…

It's Your heart we're searching for
We want You and nothing more
Let Your glory fill this place
We're alive in Your presence

We surrender all to You
Do what You want to
God, we love to see You move
Do what You want to

One part of the song confused me at first, but eventually led to an important realization. The bridge says, “All-consuming fire, fall on us.” This isn’t something I have asked God for, since fire from heaven makes me think of judgement. But there is another meaning! Fire from heaven was also God’s approval for sacrifice (David in 1 Chronicles 21:26, Solomon in 2 Chron. 7:1, and Elijah in 1 Kings 18:38). What is our sacrifice as New Testament Christians?

Romans 12:1 says, “offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. This is your true worship.” Will you be in prayer and share with others about what it means for you to surrender to God this week?