#1wordwednesday / stage

Stage.

As in “Clear the Stage

If you’ve never heard this song, I want you to get alone and sit and listen and pour your heart out through these words.

It is one of my favorites — and a song I will always come back to over and over again when God needs to remind me that it’s time to clear the stage in my life.

PS – The video can be a bit distracting, but I’ve listed the words below so that you can follow along with what it says while it plays if you would like.


Clear The Stage, Jimmy Needham

Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze
If that’s the measure you must take to crush the idols

Jerk the pews & all the decorations, too
Until the congregations few, then have revival

Tell your friends that this is where the party ends
Until you’re broken for your sins, you can’t be social

Then seek the Lord and wait for what He has in store
And know that great is your reward so just be hopeful

‘Cause you can sing all you want to
Yes, you can sing all you want to
You can sing all you want to
And still get it wrong;
worship is more than a song

Take a break from all the plans that you have made
And sit at home alone and wait for God to whisper

Beg Him please to open up His mouth and speak
And pray for real upon your knees until they blister

Shine the light on every corner of your life
Until the pride and lust and lies are in the open

Then read the Word and put to test the things you’ve heard
Until your heart and soul are stirred and rocked and broken

‘Cause you can sing all you want to
Yes, you can sing all you want to
You can sing all you want to
And still get it wrong; worship is more than a song

We must not worship something that’s not even worth it
Clear the stage, make some space for the One who deserves it

Anything I put before my God, is an idol
Anything I want with all my heart, is an idol
Anything I can’t stop thinking of, is an idol
Anything that I give all my love, is an idol

‘Cause I can sing all I want to
Yes, I can sing all I want to
We can sing all we want to
We can sing all we want to
We can sing all we want to
And still get it wrong; worship is more than a song
Worship is more than a song

Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze
If that’s the measure you must take to crush the idols


God, help me to clear the stage in my life. Help me to know that worship is more than a song.

What’s your #1wordwednesday for today, friend?

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6 replies to “#1wordwednesday / stage

  1. My word is Fear. I have been battling a fear lately and I know it’s the devil! Fear that I won’t be a good mom, fear that it won’t be successful, just a lot of fear surrounding this huge decision I’m making in becoming a mom! But I know my God has everything under control!

    1. Fear not, for He is with you, Meg Meg!!! He will not lead you to a place that you won’t be prepared for. And if anyone can do this mother thing, it is YOU, friend!! Love you!!

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