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MercyMe Trades Doubt for Surrender in “To Not Worship You”

They’ve been a band for nearly 3 decades, with several #1 songs and their latest is no exception to that chart-topping trend. MercyMe’s “To Not Worship You” is currently the top song among Christian audiences. Together let’s discover what the band says about the song, why it’s resonating with so many, and finally listen to their latest hit.

BART MILLARD ON “TO NOT WORSHIP YOU”

In an interview, Bart Millard of MercyMe tells the Gospel Music Association:

I think with this song, I better realize what being still and knowing that He is God means. A lot of times when we have doubt or we're questioning stuff, I think ultimately it's because we're not stopping and remembering who God really is. When you take the time to remember who God is, then it's easy to ask, 'who are we to not worship him?'

With The Christian Beat, Bart elaborates on the cultural trends surrounding the writing of “To Not Worship You.”

It all came about when we were hearing friends of ours and people going through this whole ‘deconstructing their faith’ [process] and it got us talking… I’ve definitely kicked the tires of my faith and asked hard questions, but Truth remained Truth through all of that.

WHY THE SONG IS SO RELEVANT TODAY

Confused To Not Worship You

We live in a day when we’re seeing people walk away from the faith. Celebrity pastors and Christian authors have publicly abandoned their beliefs to pursue ideas that will leave them more confused than ever. Yet, it’s not just those with big platforms. People in your local church are struggling with their faith and considering following the same path of deconstruction. Maybe you’re tempted to do the same.

It’s no secret that we all experience doubt from time to time. But instead of walking away, we have an opportunity to wrestle with that doubt and deepen our faith. It takes effort, but it’s worth it to dig into God’s word, study apologetics, and bring our questions to the Lord himself. When we do that, we’ll not only get some of the answers we’re looking for, but we’ll also be driven to praise our Creator and Savior.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

So when you’re struggling with questions about your faith, do as our friends MercyMe say:

Breathe in, breathe out, raise your hands and surrender.

RELATED: 3 Reasons Why Apologetics is Important for Believers

LISTEN TO “TO NOT WORSHIP YOU”

“TO NOT WORSHIP YOU” LYRICS

I’m losing sight of all that matters
Blinded by questions I can’t answer
I’m paralyzed by what I don’t know
Doubt holds me hostage and won’t let go

Breathe out
Breathe in
Raise my hands
And remember

You’re the one
You’re the one who
Makes the mountains move
Stars will not shine
Unless You tell them to
Tell them to
Conquered the grave
To make all things new
So who am I
Who am I
To not worship You
Who am I
Who am I
To not worship You

Remind me who I am because of You
Tell me I’m not the man I once knew
Cause I still feel so undeserving
What could You see in someone like me

Breathe out
Breathe in
Raise my hands
And surrender

You’re the one
You’re the one who
Makes the mountains move
Stars will not shine
Unless You tell them to
Tell them to
Conquered the grave
To make all things new
So who am I
Who am I
To not worship You
Who am I
Who am I
To not worship You

Holy holy
You are God almighty
Who was and is
And will always be
Holy holy
You are God Almighty
You are my song
You are my hope
My strength

Holy holy
You are God almighty
Who was and is
And will always be
Holy holy
You are God Almighty
You are my song
You are my hope
My strength

Let everything that breathes
Sing

You’re the one
You’re the one who
Makes the mountains move
Stars will not shine
Unless You tell them to
Tell them to
Conquered the grave
To make all things new
So who am I
Who am I
To not worship the one
Who makes the mountains move
Stars will not shine
Unless You tell them to
Tell them to
Conquered the grave
To make all things new
So who am I
Who am I
To not worship You
Who am I
Who am I
To not worship You
Who am I
Who am I
To not worship You

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